Microsoft has recently introduced an innovative security solution called Security Copilot, which harnesses the advanced capabilities of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. This groundbreaking tool aims to enhance security by improving detection accuracy, response speed, and overall security posture.
With Security Copilot, security professionals can now address security incidents swiftly, reducing response times from hours or days to mere minutes. The tool provides step-by-step guidance and contextual information through a natural language-based investigation experience, streamlining the investigation and response process.
One of the key challenges faced by security professionals is the difficulty in identifying threats amidst noise and weak signals. However, Security Copilot empowers defenders to ask security-related questions, spanning from basic to complex, and obtain precise and dependable answers.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, emphasized the significance of Microsoft Security Copilot, stating, “By combining advanced AI models with domain-specific data, context, and expertise, we are equipping every defender with the necessary tools to enhance SOC (security operations center) productivity.”
Additionally, Microsoft has integrated ChatGPT capabilities into its Office 365 suite, bolstering its security offerings even further. As a major investor in OpenAI, Microsoft has successfully leveraged the cutting-edge AI technology provided by the company to develop innovative and robust security solutions.
Security Copilot operates by leveraging a security-specific model that utilizes the latest large language model (LLM) capabilities. When a prompt is received from a security professional, the tool deploys skills and queries designed to maximize the value of the LLM. Microsoft’s cyber-trained model incorporates a learning system to create and refine new skills, enabling Security Copilot to identify what other approaches might overlook and enhance the work of an analyst.
Although AI-generated content can contain errors, Security Copilot is designed to continuously learn from user interactions and provide explicit feedback through a built-in feedback feature. As time progresses, the tool will be integrated with Microsoft’s other security products and eventually expanded to support third-party products.
“We’ve developed Security Copilot with security teams in mind, ensuring that your data always remains under your control,” stated Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management at Microsoft.