Microsoft Security Copilot is ready for takeoff

Microsoft Security Copilot

Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Security Copilot, a cyber threat detection tool that the firm says is set to bring the next generation of AI to cybersecurity.

Using a combination of Microsoft’s threat intelligence footprint with industry-leading expertise, Microsoft Security Copilot quickly detects and responds to cybersecurity threats to augment the work of security professionals through an easy-to-use AI assistant.

Launched in response to an ongoing rise in the number of cyberattacks and a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, Copilot aids defenders who have become overwhelmed and exhausted from searching for well-disguised attacks within an impossibly large volume of expanding network traffic and other signals.

The tool summarizes and makes sense of threat intelligence, and helps security teams to catch what others miss by correlating and summarizing data on attacks, prioritizing incidents and recommending the best course of action to swiftly remediate diverse threats in time.

With Microsoft’s abilities boosted by its acquisitions of RiskIQ and Miburo, more than 8,000 security professionals at Microsoft analyze more security signals than almost any other company. Microsoft technology blocks more than 25 billion brute-forced password theft attempts every second and Microsoft Security is actively tracking more than 50 ransomware gangs as well as more than 250 unique nation-state cybercriminal organizations, and receives 65 trillion threat signals every day.

“Today the odds remain stacked against cybersecurity professionals. Too often, they fight an asymmetric battle against relentless and sophisticated attackers,” said Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president, Microsoft Security. “With Security Copilot, we are 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 AI.”

“Advancing the state of security requires both people and technology – human ingenuity paired with the most advanced tools that help apply human expertise at speed and scale,” said Charlie Bell, executive vice president, Microsoft Security. “With Security Copilot we are building a future where every defender is empowered with the tools and technologies necessary to make the world a safer place.”