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Emerging AI Capabilities for Cybersecurity: The Latest Technologies for the Strongest Defense

Emerging AI Capabilities for Cybersecurity: The Latest Technologies for the Strongest Defense 1

AI developments over the past several months have amazed both the public and various types of organizations wondering how they might advance with these new technologies. Not only can they power-boost productivity, but emerging AI capabilities for cybersecurity can also provide immediate detection and quick automatic response to threats and attacks.

In this episode of the Digitally Transformed cybersecurity podcast series, host Justin Starbird welcomes CEO Jeff Wilhelm along with former Infused Innovations CISO Dan Chemistruck, who is currently principal security technology specialist at Microsoft. Together they dive into the newest cybersecurity tools on the market, built on the foundation of Microsoft’s deep security investments and boosted by the power of AI.

Microsoft Defender XDR

Microsoft’s holistic cybersecurity platform Defender XDR (Extended Detection and Response) is designed to combat evolving threats and safeguard organizations against a wide range of attacks. The advantage to this platform is that it seamlessly integrates across domains, combining email security, endpoint protection, and more into one unified system. This integration allows it to detect threats with high fidelity and respond to them immediately. Since all the necessary cybersecurity tools are under one first-party integrated platform, Defender’s AI-trained models automatically address threats in just a couple minutes. Compared to a security posture that weaves together multiple products from different vendors, this can save crucial time and stop attackers before they have a chance to do serious damage.

Automatic Attack Disruption: Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

One capability that’s big in the cybersecurity world right now is Microsoft’s Automatic Attack Disruption, which is part of the XDR stack. This technology uses algorithmic machine learning together with research from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center to recognize patterns and pinpoint indicators of an attack. It searches across identity, endpoints, data, cloud apps—an organization’s entire environment—and when it finds activity that reflects attack patterns, it automatically identifies it and disables everything in the attack chain. This intelligent tool has a 99% confidence rate, delivering less than 1% false positives, and in those rare cases it is easy for administrators to simply re-enable accounts and devices as necessary.

Security Copilot: Fortifying Protection with Generative AI

The capabilities of machine learning are awesome—but in today’s rapidly evolving landscape, the powers of AI certainly don’t stop there. The generative AI that you’ve heard so much about over the past year is now being put to use to help combat cyberattacks as well. Microsoft’s AI assistant Copilot can aid your employees in various tasks, saving them time and streamlining their work. A specific defense-oriented version of the tool, Security Copilot, can quickly train your newer security specialists and other employees, ensuring that your whole team is up to speed and knows that right actions to take in the case of suspicious threats. If anyone is unclear about a security process, your custom-trained Security Copilot can quickly answer their questions. 

The most cutting-edge tools plus an empowered and well-trained team? That makes for the best cybersecurity protection an organization can equip itself with. And that in turn means cost savings, a strong reputation, peace of mind, and thriving business.

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Discover more about Microsoft’s AI transformation at the annual Ignite conference on November 14-17.

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