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Microsoft Copilot: GenAI boosts SOC security teams with cutting-edge tech

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TLDR:

  • Microsoft officially launched Copilot for Security, an AI-powered tool to assist with threat detection and response.
  • The tool has been beneficial for security teams in terms of efficiency, but experts see room for improvement in implementation and integration challenges.

Microsoft Copilot for Security, an AI-powered tool designed to assist security and IT teams with threat detection and response, has officially launched. The tool, now generally available, has been beneficial for security teams in terms of efficiency. However, there are still some challenges and areas for improvement, according to infosec experts.

The tool, originally called Security Copilot, was unveiled by Microsoft in March 2023. Following several rollout stages, Microsoft added a pay-as-you-go pricing model and new capabilities such as knowledge base integrations and multilanguage support. The tool uses large-scale data and threat intelligence to provide tailored insights and guide next steps in security operations.

While many cybersecurity companies have implemented generative AI and large language models (LLMs) to help organizations address threats, Microsoft’s Copilot for Security stands out for its integration with the broader Microsoft ecosystem. However, some experts have raised concerns about integrating the tool with non-Microsoft products and the potential limitations of the data set used by the tool.

Despite the benefits of the tool, such as saving time for overworked security teams, there are still challenges with implementation, data set limitations, and product integration with non-Microsoft tools. Overall, Microsoft Copilot for Security has the potential to enhance security operations, but there are areas that need improvement to maximize its effectiveness.

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