Microsoft is Opening AI-Powered “Copilot for Security” to Public

Microsoft’s Copilot for Security will be accessible through a pay-as-you-use licensing model.
Microsoft Opens AI-Powered "Copilot for Security" to Public

Microsoft’s innovative security solution, Copilot for Security, will be available to the public from April 1, 2024, marking a significant advancement in the fight against cybercrime.

Microsoft Copilot for Security, initially accessible to select users through an exclusive early access initiative, is an innovative AI-driven tool aimed at fortifying defenders’ capabilities and efficiency in tackling security challenges. The feature is now becoming available to the public, enabling everyone to leverage its benefits.

What is Microsoft Copilot?

Copilot is an industry-first generative AI solution designed to empower security and IT professionals. It leverages the power of artificial intelligence to analyze vast amounts of data and provide crucial insights, allowing security teams to:

  • Catch hidden threats: Copilot’s AI capabilities can uncover subtle anomalies that human analysts might miss, bolstering overall threat detection.
  • Respond faster: By automating routine tasks and offering real-time guidance, Copilot streamlines security operations, enabling a quicker response to security incidents.
  • Boost expertise: The AI assistant serves as a valuable learning tool, helping security professionals stay up-to-date on the latest threats and best practices.

Microsoft Copilot for Security: Tailored for the Modern Defender

This specific feature of Copilot focuses on the unique needs of cybersecurity professionals. It integrates seamlessly with existing security workflows, offering features such as:

  • Natural language interaction: Security personnel can interact with Copilot using plain English, asking questions and receiving clear, actionable responses.
  • Enhanced incident response: Copilot assists in investigations by analyzing data, suggesting potential causes, and recommending next steps.
  • Proactive threat hunting: The AI proactively scans for vulnerabilities and suspicious activity, helping to identify potential threats before they escalate.
  • Improved posture management: Copilot continuously monitors an organization’s security posture, providing valuable insights for strengthening defences.

“Threat actors are getting more sophisticated. Things happen fast, so we need to be able to respond fast. With the help of Copilot for Security, we can start focusing on automated responses instead of manual responses. It’s a huge gamechanger for us.”

Mario Ferket, Chief Information Security Officer, Dow Inc.

General Availability and Beyond

Microsoft announced the general availability of Copilot for Security on April 1, 2024. This means the solution is now accessible for purchase by any organization seeking to strengthen its cybersecurity efforts.

The future of Copilot appears bright, with Microsoft continuously developing new capabilities. The company emphasizes its commitment to working with security professionals to further refine the solution and ensure it remains a valuable asset in the growing cyber threat landscape.

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