Our team brings together experts from systems, networking, cryptography, machine learning, and user experience to advance the state of security, privacy, and abuse research. Our mission is straightforward:
Make the world’s information trustworthy and safe. We strive to keep all information on the Internet free of deceptive, fraudulent, unwanted, and malicious content. Users should never be at risk for sharing personal data, accessing content, or conducting business on the Internet.
Defend users, everywhere. Internet users can face incredibly diverse threats, from governments to cybercrime and sexual abuse. We approach research, design, and product development with the goal of protecting every user, no matter their needs, from the start.
Advance the state of the art. Making the Internet safer requires support from the public, academia, and industry. We foster initiatives that shape the direction of security, privacy, and abuse research for the next generation.
The technologies we develop have a broad impact across Google. Here are just some of our current research initiatives and the products they help protect.
We interact closely with academic research institutions and industry partners around the world on a wide range of initiatives. As part of this, we started the ENIGMA conference to help bridge the divide between the two communities.
For almost 10 years, Google has supported the Messaging, Mobile, and Malware Anti-Abuse Working Group, contributing time and expertise towards technology sharing and the development of industry best-practices.
Safe Browsing is a free Google service that lets client applications check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources. Examples of unsafe web resources are social engineering sites and sites that host malware or unwanted software.
Google is a strong supporter of NCMEC. We supply money, engineering time, hardware, and software in order to help save missing and exploited children.
Our Google Faculty Research Award Program identifies and strengthens long-term collaborative relationships with faculty working on problems that make the Internet safer. In the past five years, we’ve supported 35 faculty members and 29 institutions.
The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. In the past five years, we’ve awarded 10 fellowships in security, privacy, and abuse.