The Ways Microsoft Security Copilot Can Enhance Security Operations with Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel is a cloud-native solution that provides security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) capabilities. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, helping security teams detect, investigate, and respond to cyberthreats. However, security teams may still face some challenges, such as:
Complexity: Security teams have to deal with a large volume of data from multiple sources, such as logs, alerts, incidents, vulnerabilities, and threat intelligence. Analyzing and correlating this data can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially during a cyberattack.
Skills gap: There is a shortage of skilled security professionals in the market, and the demand for them is growing. Security teams may not have enough resources or expertise to handle all the security tasks and challenges they face.
Speed: Cyberthreats are evolving rapidly, and security teams need to be able to detect and respond to them in real time. However, manual processes and tools may not be able to keep up with the pace and scale of cyberattacks.
To address these challenges, security teams need a solution that can help them:
Simplify: Security teams need a solution that can help them reduce the complexity of security data and tasks, and provide them with clear, actionable insights and guidance. Security teams should be able to ask questions in natural language and receive relevant and useful answers.
Empower: Security teams need a solution that can help them increase their efficiency and capabilities and improve their security outcomes. Security teams should be able to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to augment their skills and knowledge and automate some of the security tasks and processes.
Protect: Security teams need a solution that can help them catch and prevent cyberthreats before they cause damage and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks. Security teams should be able to use the latest and most comprehensive threat intelligence and data sources to inform their decisions and actions.
Microsoft Security Copilot is a generative AI-powered security solution that can help security teams achieve these goals. Microsoft Security Copilot is designed to be an assistive copilot that supports security professionals in end-to-end scenarios such as incident response, threat hunting, intelligence gathering, and posture management. Microsoft Security Copilot uses the OpenAI architecture to generate a response to a user prompt by using security-specific plugins, including organization-specific information, authoritative sources, and global threat intelligence. By using plugins as data point sources, security professionals have wider visibility into threats and gain more context and have the opportunity to extend the solution’s functionalities.
Some of the benefits of using Microsoft Security Copilot are:
Security posture management: Microsoft Security Copilot can help security teams discover whether their organization is susceptible to known vulnerabilities and exploits and prioritize risks and address vulnerabilities with guided recommendations. Microsoft Security Copilot can also help security teams monitor and improve their security posture by providing them with custom insights from their security tools, such as Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence.
Incident response: Microsoft Security Copilot can help security teams swiftly summarize information about an incident by enhancing incident details with context from data sources, assess its impact, and provide guidance to analysts on how to take remediation steps with guided suggestions. Microsoft Security Copilot can also help security teams analyze signals at machine speed, surface cyberthreats early, and get predictive guidance to help them get ahead of cyberthreats.
Security reporting: Microsoft Security Copilot can help security teams generate ready-to-share executive summaries or reports on security investigations, publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, or threat actors and their campaigns. Microsoft Security Copilot can also help security teams communicate their findings and recommendations to stakeholders and management in a clear and concise manner.
Microsoft Security Copilot is designed with integration in mind, and seamlessly integrates with products in the Microsoft Security portfolio, as well as other third-party services. Microsoft Security Copilot is also built with responsible AI principles in mind, and protects the data provided by the users with industry-leading compliance and security controls.
Microsoft Security Copilot is currently available in early access for commercial customers, and provides a natural language, assistive copilot experience that helps support security professionals in end-to-end scenarios. Microsoft Security Copilot is the only security AI product that combines a specialized language model with security-specific capabilities from Microsoft. These capabilities incorporate a growing set of security-specific skills informed by Microsoft’s unique global threat intelligence and more than 65 trillion daily signals.
Microsoft Security Copilot is a powerful and innovative solution that can help you simplify, empower, and protect your organization from cyberthreats.
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