Now that the majority of businesses have shifted to a hybrid work schedule, many people are using their own electronics while working from home and cybersecurity is becoming more crucial. Because home devices do not typically run security softwares or any protection, they are more susceptible to malware and other cyber threats. However, Microsoft has just unveiled a series of new cybersecurity services to tackle the cybersecurity issues of this digital era.
As part of a new service category, Microsoft Security Experts, the company will be releasing three new service offerings, all of which combine human-led services with expert-trained technology to help reduce cyberattacks for remote workers.
- Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting proactively “hunts” for cyber threats by scanning data from end points, Office 365, cloud applications, and identity sources, after which experts will relay alerts to the security operations center (SOC). The service is projected to launch this summer.
- Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR will investigate alerts and use automation and human responses to provide a more extended detection by responding alongside customers’ security operations teams. The service is for customers needing to extend their SOC capacity, and will be available to preview this Fall.
- Lastly, by using Microsoft Security Experts to manage onboarding, daily interactions, practice modernization, and incident response Microsoft security services for Enterprise leverages the company’s complete security information and event management (SIEM) and XDR stack. In a combination of proactive hunting and managed XDR, the service is able to protect cloud environments and all platforms. Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise is now available through a custom statement of work.
The new cybersecurity services come after the tech giant blocked over 9.6 billion malware threats in the last year, and is part of the company’s 5 year commitment to invest $20 billion in security solutions improvements. Currently, Microsoft is tracking more than 35 ransomware families and the company’s technology blocks more than 900 brute force password theft attempts every second.
Cybersecurity has always been important, but in this day and age we are becoming more dependent upon technology in the business world, as well as at home. Protecting our personal and company information is more crucial than ever, and Microsoft’s new security services might help ease the growing concern surrounding cybercrime.