The rising threat of global cyberattacks made Microsoft Corporation heighten its security and has officially announced its agreement to acquire RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based security software maker. Originally, Risk IQ’s purpose was to maintain the original goal of the Internet, bringing people together. RiskIQ’s technology is intended to address customers’ attack surfaces, leverage threat intelligence, and provide cloud-based software as a service for organizations. Their technology helps its customers understand the depth of digital relationships in their attack surface and its’ connection with the worldwide attack surface. Their clients are able to know where they are most vulnerable and take action against threats.
Microsoft Corporation has been adding security features to its products to detect attacks on networks. By embedding RiskIQ’s technologies into its core products such as Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Azure Defender, and Microsoft Azure Sentinel, its customers will be able to build a more comprehensive view of the global threats to their businesses as workforces. The company added personnel who probe Microsoft’s own products for vulnerabilities, through Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center, which closely tracks nation-state hackers.
Through the escalating ransomware attacks, Microsoft continuously improves its security tools. Aside from confirming its partnership with RiskIQ, Microsoft bought ReFirm Labs to help protect servers and Internet of Things devices from security attacks last month. According to the vice president of Microsoft cloud security Eric Doerr, “RiskIQ’s technology and the team will be a powerful addition to our security portfolio to best serve our mutual customers.” Bloomberg reported that the corporation will pay in excess of $500 million to acquire RiskIQ.