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AI in the Trenches

Customer Outcomes Using Microsoft Copilot for Security
AI in the Trenches

Every day, cyber threats become more sophisticated, putting your organization’s data, reputation, and bottom line at risk. Microsoft Copilot for Security equips your team with the most advanced AI tools available to detect and respond to the threats faster and more accurately than ever before.

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It’s not just about keeping up with the pace of change. It's about setting a new defensive pace to better protect your organization.

Copilot for Security combines AI and human expertise to help speed and redefine how security threats are monitored, analyzed, and neutralized. Unlike traditional security tools that react to threats, the AI-driven predictive analytics used in Copilot, for example, enable more proactive threat hunting and mitigation. And as evidenced since Copilot was first launched in 2023, organizations have experienced significant reductions in the time analysts spend on core tasks such as threat hunting and investigations.

CISOs today face difficult and complex cybersecurity challenges, despite the unparalleled connectivity and technological advances available. They know traditional security measures are simply not enough to fend off threats. This is where AI is well-positioned to help them make a real difference. And Copilot for Security provides tools to do more than react to threats, by anticipating and preventing cyberattacks.

WTW: Streamlining Security Operations

WTW, a professional services organization, sought to streamline its security posture despite the use of a myriad of legacy systems. By adopting Microsoft Security solutions, including the anticipation leveraging Copilot, WTW was able to comprehensively overhaul of its security operations, which led to substantial telemetry and monitoring optimizations, and millions of dollars in savings. WTW's migration to Microsoft's security ecosystem resulted in a significant reduction of data processed by their SIEM, from almost 15TB a day to less than 3TB a day, saving between $5 million to $6 million a year in telemetry and monitoring ecosystem costs.

In addition, using Microsoft’s security solutions enabled WTW to reduce its mean-time to investigate threats, furthering the company’s move from reactive to proactive in its approach to cybersecurity.

Beyond Individual Successes

These are two examples show how Copilot for Security is redefining how cybersecurity gets done. From healthcare providers such as Steward Health Care to financial institutions such as Georgia Banking Company, organizations across nearly every sector are gaining tangible, quantifiable benefits by deploying Microsoft's AI-driven security solutions. The outcomes achieved range from enhanced threat detection and faster response times to improved security protections and operational efficiencies. For example, through its use of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, the Georgia Banking Company, saw a 33 percent improvement in their Microsoft Secure Score, which rose from 60% to 80%. Microsoft’s Secure Score provides a benchmark for organizations to use in measuring the strength of their security posture and risk profile.

Separately, Steward Health Care worked with BlueVoyant to help maximize their security posture using Microsoft Security solutions. This collaboration focused on protecting patient data amid fast-growing cyber threats. Steward’s efforts underscore the importance of protecting a diverse IT environment with the same level of dedication that is applied to patient care.

Empowering Security Teams

Copilot for Security does more than automate tasks. It empowers security teams by democratizing access to sophisticated threat analysis and response resources. By making more advanced capabilities and knowledge accessible to analysts of all experience levels, organizations can improve security outcomes and significantly reduced the time it takes to train security analysts.

Copilot helps teams to focus on strategic initiatives rather than getting bogged down by an enormous number of alerts, or sifting through vast volumes of data to track down sources in threat investigations. By empowering security teams, CISOs can more efficiently allocate their limited professional resources, and help the organizations they support to achieve a more resilient security posture.

Copilot’s Transformative Impact

By integrating AI into their security measures, LTIMindtree and WTW illustrate the impact of AI-driven security solutions on organizational resilience and operational efficiency. For CISOs and corporate leaders, the message is clear: embracing AI in cybersecurity is pivotal to lowering risks and strengthening your security posture.

To that end, Copilot represents a big step forward in protecting against rising cyber threats. The future of cybersecurity is here. It's well-passed time to proactively protect your organization.

To learn more about how Microsoft Copilot for Security can empower security teams and transform your cybersecurity posture for the better, reach out here, or visit here for more detailed information and testimonials.

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