Microsoft unveils plans to enhance cybersecurity at Ignite 2022

Alice Chambers
Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers on 18 October 2022
Microsoft unveils plans to enhance cybersecurity at Ignite 2022
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Microsoft plans to enhance cybersecurity capabilities to help users secure data against the increasing number of cyberattacks. 

Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2022 this October, the firm revealed that the global amount that will be spent on cybersecurity will reach $262 billion in 2026 and recommended that its customers design security into applications from the start of the life cycle to ensure native protection, build a network of trust and prevent sensitive data from being shared both within and outside of their organisations. Microsoft also advised organisations to implement secure management across platforms and machine speed protection to help combat cyberattacks.

Microsoft is launching Microsoft Defender for DevOps to help security teams integrate, harden and manage DevOps security, minimise vulnerabilities and cloud misconfigurations, while prioritising code across multiple pipeline environments.

To combat remote working issues, organisations can implement Microsoft Entra Identity Governance to ensure that the right people have access to the right resources at the right time. Microsoft has released new features for the solution including Lifecycle Workflows to automate repetitive tasks and segregate duties with entitlement management as a safeguard for compliance challenges. The program aims to simplify operations, support regulatory requirements and integrate multiple identity point solutions.

The firm is also expanding its Microsoft Purview family of data governance, risk and compliance solutions so that businesses can protect themselves from within their organisations, too. Microsoft’s insider risk research recommends adopting a comprehensive internal risk management programme to help users prepare for and mitigate internal risks.

In addition, Microsoft will offer premium endpoint management solutions through Microsoft Intune to help enhance endpoint security, improve user experience and lower the total cost of ownership. Microsoft Intune will be used as the new name for Microsoft’s expanding family of endpoint management products.

Furthermore, Microsoft will release a preview of Microsoft 365 Defender’s Automatic Attack Containment feature, which will allow security operations centres to aggregate their data and systems to rapidly protect their oganisations.

Microsoft is also providing free access to online security training to help educate employees on cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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