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Microsoft Unveils the Power of Security Copilot to Combat AI-Powered Cyber Threats

Microsoft says that its new Security Copilot can protect against a new era of artificial intelligence threats.

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has announced its Security Copilot tool—still in its preview stage—promises to empower organizations against a new wave of attacks leveraging artificial intelligence (AI). The pioneering stance by Microsoft indicates an essential shift towards AI tool utilization to address these future security challenges.

AI-Powered Threat Landscape

As attackers turn towards AI to launch, scale, and autonomously execute , the traditional security measures prove insufficient. Joy Chik, Microsoft's President of Identity and Access Management, underscores that attackers employ AI capabilities to advance their malicious intents significantly, often avoiding detection by conventional systems.

She mentions that while service providers aim to mitigate abuse, sophisticated tactics like exploiting “machine identity” permissions and manipulating large language models to bypass security protocols can still occur. Microsoft's response, Security Copilot, represents a leap into integrating generative AI into solutions to analyze and automate the forensics of attack campaigns.

Security Copilot was released in October as an early access program following an announcement in March, where the company introduced Security Copilot, a  system developed to support businesses and organizations in handling their  needs.

Fortifying Identity Security

Security Copilot has been designed to work seamlessly with existing Microsoft products like Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Intune. This integration will offer an enhanced tracking and response system for user and device security issues. Chik advises organizations to adopt generative and build a prompt library to handle company-specific tasks effectively. Tackling complex threats will require more than just multifactor authentication—Chik advocates for a layered approach to identity security, using phishing-resistant methods such as biometrics, cryptography, and continuous access evaluation to guard against advanced phishing, token theft, and cookie replay attacks.

Using machine learning in conjunction with Secure Web Gateway is another strategy Chik recommends to combat sophisticated identity theft schemes. Additionall the Microsoft Authenticator can offer a solution to ‘multifactor authentication fatigue'—a persistent challenge where hackers attempt to circumvent secondary authentication measures. For enterprises operating within multicloud environments, Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is suggested as a solution to maintain control over identities and access across various platforms.

Microsoft's Security Copilot is a pivotal step in AI-driven cybersecurity. With continuous advancements and attack sophistication, organizations will find in the Copilot a robust ally—potentially available later this year—to reinforce their defenses and navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity.

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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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