IBM and Microsoft pledge to offer Cloud Data Protection

As cloud adoption continues to surge, so do concerns about data security. These concerns are amplified for businesses adopting hybrid cloud models, where sophisticated AI cyber attacks are increasingly targeting cloud service providers.

To address these challenges, IBM and Microsoft have teamed up to enhance data security in hybrid cloud environments. This collaboration aims to equip businesses with advanced tools to modernize their end-to-end security operations in response to the evolving threat landscape.

Central to their efforts is the integration of IBM’s Threat Detection and Response Cloud Native Service with Microsoft’s Sentinel, Defender XDR, and Defender for Cloud, all bolstered by AI-driven security capabilities. This integration significantly accelerates threat detection and response times, providing clients with swift, proactive cybersecurity measures.

For businesses affected by cyber-attacks, IBM offers a dedicated team of security analysts providing round-the-clock monitoring and investigative analysis. This proactive approach helps safeguard hybrid cloud environments, empowering businesses to respond promptly and effectively, thereby reducing overall risks and simplifying cloud security management.

Overall, this collaboration aims to facilitate smoother cloud adoption for companies navigating the complexities of hybrid cloud environments.

However, amid these advancements, Microsoft has announced significant layoffs within its Azure Cloud workforce. The company’s strategic shift aims to streamline operations and invest in emerging technologies such as ChatGPT, while reducing unnecessary costs. Earlier layoffs affected sectors like Xbox and Activision Blizzard, following Microsoft’s acquisition in January 2022 for $69 billion. In March of this year, the company also announced cuts in Azure’s Research and Development engineering division, signaling a challenging period for affected employees amidst broader corporate restructuring efforts.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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