Technology Record - Issue 31: Winter 2023

83 IN FOCUS: MISA our managed services are being made in the most effective way possible. Plus, early access to technology means we can be ahead of the curve in terms of supporting our clients.” The support works both ways, with NCC Group’s teams providing expertise to Microsoft too. NCC Group became a Microsoft Security Copilot partner in November 2023 to support the development of the tool with technical assurance and penetration tests. “We’ll add value to Security Copilot by bringing our threat intelligence and the insights and context we get from our understanding of our customers and expertise in other areas,” says John. “For example, we can take insights from penetration tests and pull on that data to help people make advanced decisions.” The cost of cybercrime is projected to hit an annual $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Consequently, NCC Group is utilising technologies such as artificial intelligence to continue to provide its innovative security services. “We have some of the smartest people in the industry and they’re continually motivated to think about how we can make the world a safer place,” says John. “For example, when new technology comes out such as AI, they look into how it can be used by bad actors and create responses to help people.” NCC Group is also researching how people can implement AI for best use cases. “Looking at threats is one of those things that we’ve been focusing on with AI, especially in terms of how we can protect against its misuse,” says John. “The biggest thing now for us is how we can help clients to use AI in a secure way by establishing what threats there are and how we use AI models safely. It’s also never too early to start preparing for the post-quantum world in encryption and we’re looking at how we can deal with other emerging technology as they come along for our clients.” Photo:Unsplah/wocintechchat