With Security Copilot aid, Microsoft brings power of AI to cyberdefense

Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Security
Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Security

Microsoft Corp. recently announced that it is bringing the next generation of AI to cybersecurity with the launch of Microsoft Security Copilot, giving defenders a much-needed tool to quickly detect and respond to threats and to better understand the threat landscape.

What is the market offering of Microsoft Security Copilot?

Security Copilot will combine Microsoft’s vast threat intelligence footprint with industry-leading expertise to augment the work of security professionals through an easy-to-use AI assistant.

Security Copilot is designed to work seamlessly with security teams, empowering defenders to see what is happening in their environment, empowering them to learn from existing intelligence, correlate threat activity, and make informed, efficient decisions at machine speed.

Simplifying complexity and accelerating responses

In a world where there are 1,287 password attacks per second, fragmented tools and infrastructure have not been enough to stop criminals and cyber attackers. And although attacks have increased by about 67% over the past five years, the security industry has not been able to hire enough cyber risk professionals to keep pace. It hasn’t been able to keep up.

This has led to defenders who are overwhelmed, searching for cunning, well-disguised attacks within an impossibly large volume of expanding network traffic and other signals. Security Copilot will simplify complexity and also amplify the capabilities of security teams by summarizing and making sense of threat intelligence, helping security defenders see through the distracting noise of web traffic and be able to easily identify any looming malicious activity.

It helps security teams catch what others miss by correlating and summarizing data on attacks, prioritizing incidents and recommending best course of action to swiftly remediate threats.

Continually learning to augment the expertise of security teams

Security Copilot will also continually learn and improve to help ensure that security teams are operating with the latest, most recent knowledge of cybercriminals and attackers, their tactics, techniques and ever-changing procedures. The product will provide ongoing access to the most advanced OpenAI models to support the demanding security tasks and applications.

Security Copilot’s visibility into threats is powered by both the customer organization’s security data and Microsoft’s vast threat analysis footprint. These capabilities can empower security teams of any size, anywhere with the skills and abilities of much larger organizations.

Security Copilot helps address skills shortages in cybersecurity by bridging any knowledge gaps and enhancing workflows, threat actor profiles and incident reporting across teams.

Built on the Microsoft platform and industry-leading threat intelligence

Microsoft is uniquely qualified to help its customers explore and adapt competent, advanced AI to boost their cybersecurity defenses. Microsoft Security is actively tracking more than 50 ransomware gangs as well as more than 250 unique nation-state cybercriminal organizations and it receives 65 trillion threat signals every day. The progress is definitely unmatched.

Microsoft technology blocks more than 25 billion brute-forced password theft attempts every second, and more than 8,000 security professionals at Microsoft analyze more security signals than almost any other company in existence — on average Microsoft’s Security Operations Center analysts utilize over 100 different data sources on the web from around the world.

Acquisitions like RiskIQ and Miburo give Microsoft breath of signal and depth intelligence on threat actors that no one else has. Security Copilot also integrates natively with a growing list of Microsoft Security products, such as Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender, to help their customers create an end-to-end experience across their entire robust security program.

What are Microsoft’s remarks?

“Today the odds remain stacked against cybersecurity industry professionals. Too often, they fight an asymmetric battle against relentless and sophisticated criminals and cyber attackers. With Security Copilot, we are now shifting the balance of power into our favor. Security Copilot is the first and only generative AI security product enabling defenders to move at the speed and scale of rapidly evolving AI,” said Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security.

“Advancing the state of security requires both people and technology — human ingenuity paired with advanced tools that help apply human expertise at speed and scale. With this we are building a future where every defender is empowered with the right tools and tech needed to make the world a safer place,” said Charlie Bell, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Security.

Microsoft Security Copilot is currently available through private preview. For more information.


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