Microsoft to acquire cybersecurity firm RiskIQ

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

Microsoft to acquire cybersecurity firm RiskIQ

Microsoft has announced that it has signed a deal to acquire security software company RiskIQ in a bid to strengthen cybersecurity of digital transformation and hybrid work.

“The vision and mission of RiskIQ is to provide unmatched internet visibility and insights to better protect and inform our customers and partners’ security programs. We’re thrilled to add RiskIQ’s Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to the Microsoft Security portfolio, extending and accelerating our impact. Our combined capabilities will enable best-in-class protection, investigations and response against today’s threats,” said RiskIQ Cofounder and CEO Elias Manousos.

In addition, RiskIQ offers global threat intelligence collected from across the internet, crowd-sourced through its PassiveTotal community of security researchers and analysed using machine learning, said Microsoft on its blogpost. Organisations can leverage RiskIQ threat intelligence to gain context into the source of attacks, tools and systems, and indicators of compromise to detect and neutralise attacks quickly.

With the acquisition of RiskIQ, Microsoft aims to continue its mission to help customers defend their growing digital estate against increasing cyber threats, the company said.

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