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Monday, July 12, 2021

Microsoft Better Tighten Up

Good, they have gotten to some real issues far too late.  Being the premier general computational systems provider, they need to fix threats better and faster,  if they don't want to lose that distinction.   I still like microsoft's capabilities, but can see the slipping.  Ransomware and other related threats are a huge challenge.  Now. 

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm RiskIQ as the threat of ransomware intensifies

Microsoft is trying to tighten up its security

By Tom Warren@tomwarren  Jul 12, 2021, 11:48am EDT

Microsoft is officially acquiring RiskIQ, a security software vendor. RiskIQ provides management tools and threat intelligence gathering against a wide range of cyberattacks across Microsoft’s own cloud services, AWS, on-premises servers, and supply chain attacks. While Microsoft hasn’t valued the deal, Bloomberg reported that the company is said to be paying more than $500 million for RiskIQ.

The cloud-based RiskIQ software detects security issues across networks and devices, and the company lists Box, the US Postal Service, BMW, Facebook, and American Express as customers. RiskIQ was originally founded in 2009 and has gradually become an important player in analyzing security threats.

Microsoft hasn’t laid out a detailed plan for how it will integrate RiskIQ into its own security offerings, but it’s bound to utilize RiskIQ’s software across Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Azure Defender, and Microsoft Azure Sentinel eventually.  .. ' 

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