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Microsoft acquires cyber security firm Miburo to spot foreign threats
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS): Microsoft has acquired cyber threat analysis and research company Miburo to boost threat intelligence research into new foreign cyber threats.
Microsoft did not disclose the size of the acquisition deal.
New York-based Miburo specialises in the detection of and response to foreign information operations.
“With the acquisition of Miburo, we will continue our mission to take action, and to partner with others in the public and private sectors to find long-term solutions that will stop foreign adversaries from threatening public and private sector customers,” Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft, said late on Tuesday.
Microsoft detects and helps customers defend against cyber threats from nation-states as part of its commitment to keep customers safe online.
Miburo, led by founder Clint Watts, will become part of Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust organisation.
Working in close collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre, data scientists and others, the analysts from Miburo will “enable Microsoft to expand its threat detection and analysis capabilities to address new cyber-attacks and shed light on the ways in which foreign actors use information operations in conjunction with other cyber-attacks to achieve their objectives”.
Miburo’s research teams detect and attribute malign and extremist influence campaigns across 16 languages.