Microsoft has unveiled the Early Access Program for its Security Copilot. The program has been launched following an announcement in March, where the company introduced Security Copilot, a generative AI system developed to support businesses and organizations in handling their cybersecurity needs. The early access initiative is directed at enterprise users keen to experience the service.
Performance Reports from Early Adopters
Based on a recent blog post, Microsoft disclosed insights about the performance of Security Copilot. The service has reportedly assisted their preview customers by saving as much as 40 percent of their time on fundamental security operations tasks. This has been achieved primarily through capabilities such as formulating complex queries solely based on natural language questions, and creating systematic summaries of security incidents.
Microsoft detailed that Security Copilot is adept at upscaling a security team's expertise and saves valuable time. The service enables teams to detect potential security breaches they might have overlooked, releasing them to concentrate on crucial projects.
Details on the Features of Security Copilot
Security Copilot's generative AI functionalities aim to execute variations of tasks, which include quick summary creations of security incidents and direct responses to these incidents via Microsoft 365 Defender. The new Copilot service allows security admins to formulate natural language queries regarding budding cyber threats and attacks, perform malware analysis, and explore potential cyberattacks targeted at their organization.
Complimentary Services for Security Copilot Customers
In an exciting development, Microsoft confirmed that its Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence service, along with access to its API, would be available to Security Copilot customers at no added cost. Defender Threat Intelligence is a threat intelligence platform deeply ingrained across Microsoft Security products, geared to empower security teams with a comprehensive understanding of the cyber threat landscape which includes actors, tools, vulnerabilities, and infrastructure.
Microsoft is currently inviting businesses and organizations to register for the Microsoft Security Copilot Early Access Program. Nonetheless, there are no details available yet regarding the general availability of the program or the cost implications at the time of its launch.
Microsoft's AI Revolution with Copilot
Copilot is a generative AI model created by Microsoft in collaboration with OpenAI. It has become the lynchpin of Microsoft's AI offerings. Just this week, the company announced that Copilot for Power Apps is now commercially available. This came just as Microsoft also brought Copilot to its OneNote app.
Copilot has previously launched as GitHub Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, Dynamics 365 Copilot, and Windows Copilot. Last month, Microsoft integrated Microsoft 365 Copilot, Windows Copilot, and the Bing Chat AI search engine into a single AI tool known as Microsoft Copilot. The feature brings over 150 new features, integrating AI-powered experiences into apps like Paint, Photos, and Clipchamp.