Exploring the Future of Cybersecurity with Microsoft Copilot for Security 

In this blog, we’ll delve into the transformative power of Microsoft Copilot for Security, a groundbreaking AI tool designed to enhance cybersecurity. 

The Need for Microsoft Copilot for Security 

Cybersecurity is one of the most significant challenges of our time, with threats increasing in frequency and complexity. Microsoft reports a dramatic rise in password attacks, from 1,300 per second to over 4,000 per second in just 12 months. The median time for an attacker to access private data after a phishing email is only about one hour and 12 minutes. Compounded by a global shortage of 3.5 million skilled cybersecurity professionals, it’s clear that new solutions are needed. 

Introducing Microsoft Copilot for Security 

Microsoft Copilot for Security is the first generative AI product designed to defend organizations at the speed and scale of AI. Unlike traditional AI, which analyzes existing data, generative AI creates new data, mimicking human thinking and behavior. This allows Copilot to provide real-time visibility, faster threat investigation, and enhanced efficiency for security analysts using natural language prompts. 

Copilot combines the advanced GPT-4 model from OpenAI with Microsoft’s AI orchestration and threat intelligence, processing 65 trillion signals daily. This integration provides comprehensive insights and efficient threat responses. 

Real-World Benefits and Applications 

During Microsoft’s private preview, customers praised Copilot for its ability to streamline processes and enhance productivity. Security analysts can now perform tasks in minutes that previously took hours. For instance, instead of writing complex scripts for threat hunting, analysts can use natural language prompts, saving significant time and allowing them to focus on higher-value tasks. 

In a live demonstration (now on-demand here), we showed how Copilot assists in investigating high-severity incidents. For example, an analyst can quickly summarize an incident, identify associated entities, and determine the threat’s root cause using simple prompts. This capability significantly speeds up the investigation process, providing immediate insights that would typically require pivoting between multiple tools and writing detailed reports. 

The Unique Advantage of Microsoft Copilot 

Copilot for Security stands out due to its integration with Microsoft’s hyperscale infrastructure, providing enterprise-grade security and privacy compliance. It leverages Microsoft’s threat intelligence, informed by 65 trillion daily signals, to deliver a high-fidelity picture of the current cybersecurity landscape. 

Microsoft Copilot for Security is revolutionizing cybersecurity by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations. Ontinue is proud to incorporate Copilot for security into our services, ensuring our clients benefit from the latest technological innovations. 

We invite you to book a Copilot for Security workshop with us to explore its capabilities in depth. Our workshops provide a detailed understanding of how Copilot for security can be tailored to meet your organization’s unique security needs. Sign up today and take the first step towards a more secure future with AI-driven cyber defense. 

Ontinue: Your Cybersecurity Partner 

Ontinue is a Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) service provider offering 24/7 managed site services based on the Microsoft Security product portfolio. With 180 customers globally and a team of 70 cyber defenders, we pride ourselves on our close partnership with Microsoft. From the early stages, we’ve integrated AI capabilities into our services, supported by a dedicated team of data scientists who work alongside our cyber defenders to maximize the benefits of AI, including Microsoft Copilot. 

Our unique approach involves collaborating directly within Microsoft Teams, acting as an extension of your team to address urgent issues efficiently. When an alert from Defender or Sentinel arises, our automation kicks in, and we interact through the Teams interface to resolve it, leveraging our deep Microsoft expertise. 

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