Business Email Compromise (BEC) , Email Security & Protection , Email Threat Protection

Microsoft's Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns for 2019

Joram Borenstein Discusses Key Areas of Focus for the Coming Year
Microsoft's Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns for 2019
Joram Borenstein, general manager, Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group

With an operating system that's used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies, Microsoft closely monitors cyberattack trends. It spends over $1 billion a year on mitigating threats, says Joram Borenstein, general manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group, who discusses his top three concerns for 2019.

"We see six and a half trillion incoming security signals every day ... and leveraging that intelligence really lets us equip IT and our customers' defenders - people who roll up to the CISO - with visibility they can't get anywhere else," Borenstein says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "That helps them reduce the number of false alarms, the number of false positives ... and it lets them, with confidence, deploy new products, new services, new devices in their environment."

In this interview (see audio link below photo), Borenstein discusses:

  • Threats caused by an expanding attack surface, business email compromises and password lists;
  • The scale and scope of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group;
  • The convergence of security, fraud and compliance.

Borenstein is general manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Previously he was with NICE Actimize, where he was vice president of the partner and marketing groups. He also worked at RSA Security, Unicorn Solutions (acquired by IBM), and VCIX in a variety of leadership roles.

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