Under the effort, automation and artificial intelligence will be leveraged by Microsoft to determine software vulnerabilities in development, with GitHub’s CodeQL code analysis engine to be used for security check automation. Microsoft will also be developing an “AI-based cyber shield,” which will be offered to customers, according to Microsoft Vice Chairman and President Brad Smith.
Aside from looking to reduce cloud vulnerability mitigation by 50%, Microsoft also seeks to bolster encryption key-protecting systems.
“To stay ahead of bad actors, we are moving identity platforms to confidential computing infrastructure that we helped pioneer. In this architecture, data governing identities is encrypted not only at rest and transit but during computational processes as well,” said Microsoft Security Head Charlie Bell.