Microsoft Security Copilot is a new security product that uses generative artificial intelligence (AI) to help security teams protect their organizations from cyberthreats. It is designed to augment the capabilities and efficiency of security professionals by providing them with tailored insights and guidance based on Microsoft’s security expertise and global threat intelligence.
Microsoft Security Copilot is built on the latest advances in large language models, which are trained on massive amounts of text data to learn the patterns and structures of natural language. However, unlike generic language models, Microsoft Security Copilot uses a specialized language model that is fine-tuned on security-specific data and knowledge. This enables Microsoft Security Copilot to understand the domain and context of security better and generate more relevant and accurate responses.
Microsoft Security Copilot also leverages Microsoft’s security expertise and global threat intelligence, which are derived from analyzing 65 trillion daily signals across various sources, such as cloud services, devices, email, web traffic, and more. Microsoft’s threat intelligence provides insights into the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of cybercriminals, as well as the indicators of compromise (IOCs) and indicators of attack (IOAs) that can help detect and prevent cyberattacks.
Microsoft Security Copilot is integrated with Microsoft’s end-to-end security solutions, such as Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Intune, and more. This allows Microsoft Security Copilot to collect and correlate data from multiple security tools and provide custom insights that are specific to the organization. Microsoft Security Copilot can also guide analysts directly within the unified experience of these security tools, making it easier for them to act on the recommendations.
Microsoft Security Copilot is designed to be a trusted partner for security teams, not a replacement. It follows responsible AI principles, such as transparency, accountability, privacy, and security. The data provided to Microsoft Security Copilot is protected by industry-leading compliance and security controls and never used to train other AI models. Microsoft Security Copilot also explains how it generates its responses and provides references to the sources of information.
Generative AI is a type of AI that can create new content or data that did not exist before, such as text, images, music, or code. Generative AI can be used for various purposes, such as enhancing creativity, generating novel solutions, or synthesizing information from multiple sources. In the context of security, generative AI can help security teams to:
- Ask questions in natural language and receive actionable responses.
- Write complex queries based on natural language questions and run them across multiple security tools.
- Summarize security incidents and generate recommendations for mitigation.
- Discover whether the organization is susceptible to known vulnerabilities and exploits and prioritize risks.
- Analyze signals at machine speed and surface cyberthreats early.
- Access and integrate Microsoft’s finished threat intelligence to understand the context and intent of adversaries.
Microsoft Security Copilot is currently available in early access for qualified customers who want to experience the power of generative AI for security. It offers powerful new capabilities that can help security teams outpace their adversaries and improve their security posture at machine speed and scale. For more information about Microsoft Security Copilot, you can visit this website or read this blog post.