Microsoft Security Copilot leverages AI to boost cyberdefense

Microsoft is intensifying the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in its cybersecurity solutions with the launch of Microsoft Security Copilot. 

The cybersecurity unit of the technology giant aims to provide organizations with tools that can quickly detect and respond to threats and better understand the overall threat landscape.

“With Security Copilot, we are shifting the balance of power into our favor,” Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of Microsoft Security, said in a statement. “Security Copilot is the first and only generative AI security product enabling defenders to move at the speed and scale of AI.”

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Microsoft Security Copilot is designed to provide more visibility to security teams and help them learn from existing intelligence, correlate threat activity, and make more informed, efficient decisions at machine speed.

Security Copilot is designed to simplify complexity and amplify the capabilities of security teams by summarizing and making sense of threat intelligence, helping defenders see through the noise of web traffic and identify malicious activity.


The new solution can also enable security teams to summarize data on cybersecurity incidents. Through this structured information, organizations will be able to prioritize incidents that pose the most threat. 

“The product will provide ongoing access to the most advanced OpenAI models to support demanding security tasks and applications,” Microsoft said.

Microsoft hopes that through Security Copilot, skills shortages in cybersecurity will be addressed by bridging knowledge gaps and enhancing workflows, threat actor profiles and incident reporting across teams.

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. 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 — on average Microsoft’s Security Operations Center analysts utilize over 100 different data sources.