The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection—
Looking at the steady rise in cybercrime, it can feel like there are only gray skies on the horizon. Since September 2021 we saw the number of password attacks rise from 579 to 1,287 per second. That’s a staggering increase. But at Microsoft, we’re moving into the new year full of hope and resolution. We center our actions around the belief that cybersecurity is about people—
We’re committed to innovating against the threats of today and tomorrow by harnessing AI, machine learning, and cloud technologies all brought together in an end-to-end security cloud. Since July 2022, Microsoft Security has delivered more than 300 product innovations—
According to Microsoft research, 72 percent of chief information security officers (CISOs) and other C-level security professionals say that it’s very important for a technology vendor to offer a comprehensive set of products across security, compliance, and identity. We continue to respond to this need, and over the past year, we’ve streamlined and simplified our security solutions into six integrated product families designed to decrease your costs and enable growth. This simplification makes it easier for you to anticipate vulnerabilities, manage risks, and navigate a rapidly evolving threat landscape and regulatory environment. This comprehensive solution with interconnected product families cover extended detection and response (XDR), security information and event management (SIEM), threat intelligence, identity and access management (IAM), endpoint management, cloud security, and data protection, compliance, and privacy. For organizations that want to extend their ability to defend and manage threats, we’ve added a new line of managed services—
As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, Microsoft continues to keep pace. We’re always pushing our limits and improving our products to help you eliminate security gaps and protect more with less. During the latter half of 2022, we extended our vision of simplified, unified protection—
A recent industry study found that phishing, password spray, multifactor authentication fatigue, and other identity-driven attacks now account for 61 percent of breaches. And during the third quarter of 2022, approximately 15 million data records were breached worldwide—
Looking back, I am appreciative for all we’ve accomplished. These innovations across the Microsoft Security comprehensive solution empower your team to move into this year with confidence—
Creating a safer world for all is our north star; it’s what drives us toward relentless innovation. We hope you will join us in this goal and discover new ways to stay ahead of the bad actors. Today, Microsoft Security helps to protect billions of people around the globe. Our ability to process trillions of signals daily gives us a unique vantage point to scan the threat landscape and help protect against sophisticated new attacks. As proof, the number of Microsoft Security customers almost doubled in the last year to more than 860,000 worldwide. That’s why Microsoft is driving the future of cybersecurity by continuing to invest in AI, machine learning, and cloud technologies.