Microsoft collaborates with Kaspersky for Cyber Threat Intelligence

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Microsoft has joined hands with Kaspersky to let its Sentinel platform get feeds from the security firm’s threat intelligence. Thus, the aim will be to gain actionable feeds related to cyber attacks leading to efficient incident responses.

Kaspersky says that it is delighted to team up with a reputable company and hopes that its data such as threat names, time stamps, geolocation, data related to IP addresses related to infected devices and hashes will help its valuable customers attain timely insights and solutions into variable threats.

Hence, all such data will help security teams analyze foreseeable threats within a low time frame and alert customers about incidents in real-time.

In another report, Kaspersky divulged it is seeing an increase in exploits related to old MS Office versions as they are filled with multiple vulnerabilities.

Often is witnessed that old software versions become soft targets to hackers as they do not get security updates on time. And it is estimated that such exploits affected over 530,000 users in the past 3 years.

Although the company is doing its best to keep its software updated, in most cases, the responsibility lies on the customer/users to keep their software updated. Some software suits get updated on an automated note. While some need manual human intervention to keep their software secure from current threats existing in the cyber landscape.

Microsoft is aiming to address most of the threats with its Sentinel platform by collaborating with Kaspersky to get automated security analytics and threat intelligence across all enterprise environments.

 

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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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