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10 Key Takeaways From Microsoft Execs On Cloud, AI And Windows

Kyle Alspach and Gina Narcisi

Head To The Cloud For Greater Security

As physical facilities take a back seat to intellectual property as the primary assets for many businesses, the cloud is helping many companies fill in the security gaps and change how they are thinking about security. The cloud is letting partners and customers "democratize security technology" and share defensive resources to face threats together, Ryan McGee, director of security for Microsoft, told CRN.

Microsoft is running machine learning against data being stored in the cloud to determine risk level and identify current threats. The company is also working with third-party security providers that can plug into Microsoft's security graph. Microsoft is investing to the tune of $1 billion a year for security-related R&D, and wants its partners and end customers to turn to Azure and Office 365 to do some of their security heavy-lifting.

 
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