Microsoft introduces Security Copilot, a new AI that creates alerts

by Alexandru Poloboc

Alexandru Poloboc

With an overpowering desire to always get to the bottom of things and uncover the truth, Alex spent most of his time working as a news reporter, anchor,… read more

  • In this age, where AI controls more and more, Microsoft comes with news.
  • The company is working on a new AI-powered security tool that creates alerts.
  • Microsoft’s Security Copilot doesn’t yet have a release date or public preview.


Remember that recently we’ve talked about a new CISA-designed tool that can prevent hacking attempts in Microsoft’s cloud?

According to CISA, it is a robust and flexible hunt and incident response tool that adds novel authentication and data-gathering methods.

Well, it seems that Microsoft was planning on launching its own AI-powered internet security tool, so that’s what we’re going to focus on today.

Before we begin though, be sure to check out the latest cumulative update (KB5023778) released to the stable version of Windows 11.

What is Microsoft’s Security Copilot software?

It’s true that the Redmond-based tech giant has been pushing its new trend of adding generative AI features into its products, later labeling them as Copilots.

From searching for info on Bing Chat to adding help in creating documents with Microsoft 365 Copilot and more, Microsoft said that these AI features help humans and not replace them.

This trend continues with the just-announced Microsoft Security Copilot. This new service, like other Microsoft AI products, is based on OpenAI’s GPT-4 AI.

Know that it was introduced today as part of the company’s first Microsoft Secure event. The tech giant is seeking to totally break skepticism barriers when it comes to AI.

Microsoft said that, when Security Copilot receives a prompt from a security professional, it uses the full power of the security-specific model to deploy skills and queries that maximize the value of the latest large language model capabilities.

The cyber-trained model adds a learning system to create and tune new skills. Security Copilot then can help catch what other approaches might miss and augment an analyst’s work.

According to Redmond, in a typical incident, this boost translates into gains in the quality of detection, speed of response, and ability to strengthen security posture.

Just like any other current-generation AI product, Microsoft clearly states that even Security Copilot can make mistakes.

In fact, one of them showed up in the above video, where Copilot made a reference to Windows 9 which does not exist and never will.

That being said, Microsoft believes this will ultimately help security employees to find threats and deal with them much faster compared to ordinary methods.

It’s important to remember that, since this is a security project, you would also expect Microsoft Security Copilot to be safe and secure to use.

Thus, companies that use this service will still control their own data, and Copilot won’t be used to train outside AI based on a company’s data.

The service is currently in a private preview but, as Microsoft accustomed us throughout the years, there’s no word on when it will be generally available.

Is this a tool you would install on your PC and actively use? Let us know how you feel in the dedicated comment section below.

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