5 ways Microsoft Security Copilot fortifies cyber defenses 

Microsoft Security Copilot—Microsoft’s first generative AI security product— is a transformative solution that extends beyond traditional security operations, promising to reshape incident response, risk assessment, and identity troubleshooting for security teams. It integrates across Microsoft’s security, identity, and compliance experiences to deliver greater end-to-end value of your security tools. 

Security Copilot will help IT and security professionals strengthen their skills, collaborate more effectively, and catch attacks that might otherwise be missed.  

Here’s how Security Copilot strengthens security against cyberthreats: 


1.      Device management 


The evolving device landscape is driving IT complexity and risk of app and policy misconfigurations—and IT administrators are responsible for a critical security role by managing devices. Security Copilot integrates with Microsoft Intune to generate policies, analyze drafts before deployment, and provide “what-if” analyses that draw attention to any potential security or productivity risks. 


2.      Identity management 


Password-based attacks have increased dramatically in the last year, and new attack techniques are now trying to circumvent multifactor authentication. To strengthen your defenses against identity compromise, Security Copilot integrates with Microsoft Entra to assist in investigating identity risks and help with troubleshooting daily identity tasks, such as why a sign-in required multifactor authentication or why a user’s risk level increased. 


3.      Data security 

Data security and compliance teams review a multitude of complex and diverse alerts spread across multiple security tools, each alert containing a wealth of rich insights. To make managing data protection easier, Security Copilot integrates with Microsoft Purview to summarize capabilities and to make sense of profuse and diverse data, accelerate investigation and response times, and enable analysts at all levels to complete complex tasks with AI-powered intelligence. 


4.      Cloud security 


Maintaining a strong cloud security posture is a challenge for cybersecurity teams, as they face siloed visibility into risks and vulnerabilities across the application lifecycle, due to the rise of cloud-native development and multicloud environments. With Security Copilot and Microsoft Defender for Cloud integrated, security admins can identify critical risks to resources faster with guided risk exploration that summarizes risks and enriches investigations with contextual insights such as critical vulnerabilities, sensitive data, and lateral movement. 


5.      External attack surface management 

Tracking assets and their vulnerabilities can be time-consuming for security teams as they determine which assets pose a risk to the organization. New capabilities integrated with Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management give security teams insights into their external attack surface anywhere the assets are hosted, giving them confidence in the outcomes. 


Security Copilot isn’t just a tool; it’s the future of cybersecurity.