Microsoft Security changes its approach to cybersecurity

Microsoft Security wants to be the go-to partner for all business security solutions and has now set its sights on comprehensive security protection for customers.

The move follows reports of how hackers are breaking into systems not just at endpoints but at multiple levels in the network of enterprise-grade systems.

A report in Hindu BusinessLine quoted Terence Gomes, national head of security business for Microsoft India, saying the company would help businesses protect against hackers breaking through multiple entry points, signaling an ever-increasing spread of cyberattacks in the fast-growing digital world.

Microsoft Security changes its approach to cybersecurity

The company seeks to improve the safety of its products.

Now, attackers are branching out from just breaking into a system’s endpoints, the company says, adding that they were looking at various entry locations, such as user identities, application-side vulnerabilities, mobile phones, cameras, printers, and even IoT devices.

This means that companies are significantly adding digital space and with increasing digitization efforts around the world, the attack surface would only grow larger. Microsoft’s security products now aim to widen the defense net instead of just focusing on known loopholes.

Simplification is also the key for Microsoft

Microsoft also wants to change its approach to making security offerings simpler and easier for the customer to manage, either with Office 365, Azure o Administration and deployment operations.

The official said the company’s offerings are finding good traction in India with clients also continually evolving in terms of the amount of attention they pay to cybersecurity and crime.

Now the topic is discussed as a priority in the boardrooms of big companies, which translates into more customer interactions for the Microsoft team.

The company is also doing its best to provide higher detection rates and rapid response to any cyber attack by leveraging its threat intelligence expertise and analysis of the more than 40 trillion signals it receives and studies every day.

Microsoft is also said to be making additional investments in this area to develop early warning signals.

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