Microsoft wants to try and kill off ransomware for good

To help organizations fight ransomware and other cyber threats, Microsoft is launching a new line of managed security solutions that combine human-led services with expertly-trained technology.

Last year alone, Microsoft Security blocked over 9.6 billion malware threats and over 35 billion phishing and other malicious emails while actively tracking over 35 ransomware families and 250 threat actors unique in the world. However, technology on its own is not enough to defend against the continuing increase in cybercrime.

That’s why Microsoft Vice President of Security, Compliance, Identity and Management, Vasu Jakkal, announced in a new blog post that the company is expanding its existing service capabilities into a new category of services called Microsoft Security Experts, which combines technology formed by experts with human resources. directed services.

Overall, the company aims to provide this new category of services in the areas of security, compliance, identity, management and privacy.

Microsoft Security Experts

Based on input from its partner ecosystem, Microsoft has designed three new managed services that allow organizations to tailor their team of experts to their needs without the challenges of hiring and training new employees.

First, Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is designed for organizations that already have a robust security operations center, but want Microsoft to help them proactively find threats to Microsoft Defender data, including devices, Office 365, cloud applications and identity. In addition to being able to consult with one of the company’s experts about a specific incident, nation-state actor or attack vector with the click of a button, customers will also receive recommendations. to help them understand and improve their security posture.

Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR is for organizations that need to extend the capacity of their security operations center with a managed extended detection and response (XDR) service that goes beyond endpoints to provide detection and response in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Finally, Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise is a comprehensive, expert-led service that combines proactive threat hunting and managed XDR. With this service, the company’s dedicated security experts manage onboarding, day-to-day interactions, practice modernization, and incident response for organizations to save them time and resources.

While Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting will be available this summer and is now in preview, Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR will go into preview this fall. Microsoft Security Services for Business, on the other hand, is available now and enterprise customers can contact their account manager for more information.

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