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Microsoft opens early access to AI assistant for infosec, Security Copilot

October 23, 2023

Microsoft is opening up the early access program for its flagship cybersecurity AI product, which marks the inevitable folding in of Copilot into its infosec suite.

First teased in March, Security Copilot is embedded within the Microsoft 365 Defender XDR platform and comes bundled with the claim it could free up 40 percent more time that would otherwise be spent on other routine security operations tasks.

Besides positioning it as a general time-saver for experienced pros, Microsoft also claims the tool will help upskill existing staff, offering insights they may not be able to generate themselves at their current experience level.

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