Inspire 2023: Microsoft announces Security Copilot early access program

Devesh Beri

Microsoft has unveiled the Security Copilot Early Access Program. This innovative initiative combines the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with an end-to-end security solution. The program will transform the cybersecurity landscape by addressing evolving threats and the shortage of skilled professionals.

The Security Copilot Early Access Program leverages AI technology to provide enhanced visibility and adaptive defenses, offering comprehensive coverage for organizations. It is designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft and third-party tools, ensuring versatility and adequate protection against various threats.

During the Microsoft Inspire event, industry experts Vasu Jakkal and Alym Rayani are discussing the potential of AI-powered security in a session titled “Springboard customers into the era of AI with end-to-end security.” The session shed light on how AI technology can bolster security practices and empower organizations to mitigate risks proactively.

The Security Copilot Early Access Program, is scheduled to launch later this year, inviting customers and partners using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to experience the advanced capabilities of Security Copilot. This early adopter phase will provide valuable insights and feedback to enhance the program’s features and functionalities.

Microsoft has established the Security Copilot design advisory council to support the adoption of Security Copilot. This council will collaborate with Microsoft partners to develop innovative solutions and services powered by Security Copilot, enabling organizations to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.

Microsoft has introduced several initiatives in line with its commitment to supporting small and medium businesses (SMBs). This includes streaming APIs from Defender for Business, enabling advanced hunting and attack detection capabilities. Integration with Managed Detection and Response (MDR) providers further enhances the security services available to SMBs.

In addition to the Security Copilot Early Access Program, Microsoft has introduced various product innovations. Updates to Microsoft Sentinel, Defender Experts for XDR, and Purview Insider Risk Management streamline security operations, provide step-by-step incident response guidance, and enable organizations to integrate detections from non-Microsoft sources.

By emphasizing the importance of starting with end-to-end security and responsible AI practices, Microsoft aims to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape. The Security Copilot Early Access Program, represents a significant milestone in Microsoft’s commitment to effectively empowering organizations to tackle evolving cyber threats.