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Microsoft bolsters security offerings with Microsoft Security Experts

Microsoft has started offering new and expanded services for security under a new service category, Microsoft Security Experts. Security Experts includes three new managed services: Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting, Microsoft Defender Experts for extended detection and response (XDR), and Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise.

These are in addition to two existing services, Microsoft Security Experts for Modernization, and Microsoft Security Experts for Incident Response.

“As attacks increase in scale, so must our defenses,” said Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president, Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft. “It’s getting harder every day for organizations to build and maintain a full security team, let alone one with the ever-expanding skillset required to meet the range of today’s security demands.

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Quoting the study “Cybercrime To Cost The World $10.5 Trillion Annually By 2025,” Microsoft said threats have grown at an alarming rate over the last year, and cybercrime is now expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion a decade ago and $6 trillion in 2021.

Malware threats

Last year, Microsoft Security blocked over 9.6 billion malware threats and more than 35.7 billion phishing and other malicious emails. Microsoft Security is actively tracking more than 35 ransomware families and 250 unique threat actors across observed nation-state, ransomware, and criminal activities, and its technology has blocked more than 900 brute force password theft attempts every second.

“Microsoft Security Experts combines expert-trained technology with human-led services to help organizations achieve more secure, compliant, and productive outcomes,” Jakkal said. “It is our vision of delivering this category of services end-to-end, across security, compliance, identity, management, and privacy.”