Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Purview gets new security capabilities

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  • These new security capabilities can help organizations better protect and govern data used in AI, manage data in Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and more effectively disrupt cyberattacks.
Microsoft Defender Security features

Ahead of RSA Conference (RSAC), Microsoft today announced new updates for Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Purview that will help organizations to secure and govern generative AI apps. Microsoft also announced a new unified experience for the security analyst. As recently announced, Microsoft will also be integrating Microsoft Copilot for Security across its security product portfolio.  

With these new updates, Microsoft has become the first security provider to deliver end-to-end AI security posture management, threat protection, data security, and governance for AI. Read about the new updates below.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud’s AI security posture management capabilities can now work across platforms like Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, Azure Machine Learning, and Amazon Bedrock. This will allow organizations to identify risks, map attack paths, and use built-in security best practices to prevent direct and indirect attacks on AI apps.
  • Identify and mitigate data security and data compliance risks in Copilot for Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Purview AI Hub, now in preview.  
  • Govern AI usage to comply with regulatory and code-of-conduct policies with new AI compliance assessments in Microsoft Purview Compliance manager, now in preview.  
  • New features and capabilities that will empower SOCs to work across Microsoft security products for stronger end-to-end security. 
  • New Microsoft Copilot for Security integrations, including Purview, new partner plugins, Azure Firewall, and Azure Web Application Firewall. These integrations provide organizations with real-time guidance, deeper investigative insights, and expanded access to data from across your environment.

“With the general availability of Copilot for Security, Microsoft has delivered on our promise to put industry-leading generative AI into the hands of IT and security professionals of all levels of experience. Now, with today’s release of new capabilities in Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Purview, we are also delivering on our commitment to empower IT and security teams with the tools they need to take advantage of AI safely, responsibly, and securely,” wrote Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management.

You can learn more about these announcements here.

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