Microsoft to secure Cloud powered Edge devices against Cyber Attacks


Microsoft Corporation has announced that it is about to create the right mix of responders to safeguard its cloud-connected Edge Devices against cyber attacks in near future. The software giant also stated that it is going to achieve it by putting Artificial intelligence into play to execute as emphasized.

By the year 2020, over 20 billion of connected devices are reported to be active on a global note. And as the growth in the Internet of Things surges further, it will also create enormous opportunities to hackers for breaking into those devices.

Note- Microsoft defines Edge devices as the ones which connect end users with the cloud. They can be PCs, routers, switches, multiplexers and such.

“We can see cyber attacks coming from all angles- i.e. via passwords, emails, downloaded apps, spam, malicious links or websites and so on; targeting endpoint devices and cloud infrastructure at any given point of time”, said Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft is all set to stand out from its competitors by spotting bad actors, analyze and mitigating cyber risks with the help of its own innovative AI algorithms along with full-time support from over 35k engineers.

As of now, the Redmond giant is capable of processing more than 450 billion authentications per month, scanning over 400 billion emails for malware, phishing and updating one billion devices to deliver actionable insights.

And all this is being achieved with the help of ‘Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph’ that integrates massive amounts of threat intelligence with advanced analytics and provides data insights that can strengthen security.

Ms. White said in her statement that the Intelligent Security Graph allows her company to foresee a wide range of attacks, build better AI models in order to track down anomalies and secure Azure Cloud Customers to the best.

Recently, Microsoft head Satya Nadella disclosed at the “Build 2018” conference that his company will be spending over $1 billion every year on cyber safety and security-related Research & Development.

As Microsoft Azure provides secure solutions for organizations with Stronger Identity Management and single sign-on access to thousands of cloud-based and on-premise apps, the security of the said cloud platform will be enhanced to many folds in next few months.

Also the technology giant is all set to invest $5 billion specifically in IoT over the next four years to give in a new lease of life to its ‘Azure IoT Edge’ service that deliver cloud intelligence locally in a country by deploying or running AI, Azure Services and custom logic directly on cross-platform IoT devices.

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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