Microsoft Launches AI Chatbot for Cybersecurity

The new service gives cybersecurity professionals access to real-time data and reports on security incidents and system vulnerabilities

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 14, 2024

1 Min Read
Security Copilot is designed for cybersecurity and IT professionals
Security Copilot is designed for cybersecurity and IT professionalsMicrosoft

Microsoft is launching its AI-powered chatbot into the cybersecurity space, marking what the company says is the industry’s first generative AI solution.

The service, Security Copilot, is set for commercial launch April 1 and will be available for cybersecurity and IT professionals via a pay-as-you-go strategy.

Security Copilot provides users with information on security incidents, analyzes vulnerabilities and offers summaries of potential threats.

The chatbot is powered by ChatGPT, as well as Microsoft’s security-specific language model, and leverages threat intelligence data gathered from security signals processed by Microsoft.

Microsoft first began testing Security Copilot last year, saying the commercial launch was partially inspired by the results of its second Copilot for Security study, which found security professionals “are faster and accurate” when using Copilot.

According to the results, security analysts were 22% faster when using Copilot and 7% more accurate. 

“Most notably, 97% said they want to use Copilot the next time they do the same task,” according to a company statement.

Microsoft said its pay-as-you-go model is designed to make AI tools more accessible, allowing companies to integrate and scale the tech depending on their needs.

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“With this flexible, consumption-based pricing model, you can get started quickly, then scale your usage and costs according to your needs and budget,” a company statement said.

“As more generative AI services are introduced in the market for all business functions, it is crucial to recognize that as this technology brings new opportunities, it also introduces new challenges and risks…We want to make it easier for everyone to confidently and securely adopt AI.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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