Microsoft Security Experts has launched this week as a new cybersecurity service for enterprise customers. According to Microsoft, the new service category uses human input alongside security software to provide organizations with all-encompassing security protection.

The product was announced by Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management at Microsoft. In a blog post, Jakkal revealed Microsoft Security Experts is a combination of three new service components:

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting, Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR, and Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise.

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The first component, Defender Experts for Hunting is designed for businesses with an existing security operations center. It will add assistance from Microsoft on top of the existing infrastructure to improve hunting for security threats. It covers Office 365 and cloud apps with Microsoft experts ready to provide consulting on handling threats.

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Defender Experts for XDR is also for existing security operations, helping to extend them (XDR means extended detection and response). With this service, organizations have a tool that detects threats and responds to them on Microsoft 365 Defender. This is both automated detection and human detection.

Lastly, Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise integrated threat hunting and XDR services with access from Microsoft security experts.

“Wherever you are in your security journey, Microsoft Security Experts will meet you there, whether you need additional security expertise, help with specific technologies, or guidance in navigating new security challenges,” says Jakkal. “Leveraging industry-leading technology, the best defenders from Microsoft and our partner community, and the most comprehensive threat intelligence in the world, we can build a safer world for everyone, together.”

Microsoft is also reminding customers that Jakkal and company CEO Satya Nadella will be speaking at the Microsoft Security Summit on May 12.

Tip of the day: Did you know that your data and privacy might be at risk if you run Windows without encryption? A bootable USB with a live-linux distribution is often just enough to gain access to all of your files.

If you want to change that, check out our detailed BitLocker guide where we show you how to turn on encryption for your system disk or any other drive you might be using in your computer.

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