Microsoft Acquires CyberX To Enahance And Secure Customers’ IoT Deployments

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  • The company also said that it will continue to deliver more value to the customers as CyberX is further integrated with Microsoft’s broad portfolio of IoT security offerings in threat protection
  • Microsoft already provides multi-layer IoT security and IoT security monitoring in Azure

TelitMicrosoft has announced that it has acquired IoT security specialist CyberX to boost its Azure IoT capabilities. It also aims to help customers assess their risk profile across industrial environments.

As per a blog post by Microsoft, Michal Bravermen-Blumenstyk, CVP and CTO of cloud and AI security and Sam George, CVP of cloud and AI Azure IoT said, “With CyberX, customers can discover their existing IoT assets, and both manage and improve the security posture of those devices. Customers can see a digital map of thousands of devices across a factory floor or within a building and gather information about their asset profile and vulnerabilities. Gaining this visibility is not only critical for understanding where security risks may exist and then mitigating those risks, but it is also a fundamental step to securely enable smart manufacturing, smart grid, and other digitisation use cases across production facilities and the supply chain.”

Span users, endpoints, applications, data

Microsoft already provides multi-layer IoT security and IoT security monitoring in Azure. It said that while securely configuring IoT devices is possible, the company’s mission is to simplify IoT and make securing IoT devices easy.

The company also said that it will continue to deliver more value to the customers as CyberX is further integrated with Microsoft’s broad portfolio of IoT security offerings in threat protection that span users, endpoints, applications, data. It added that as an example, in conjunction with Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud-native, next-generation security information and event management (SIEM)/security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) with built-in IoT security workload, SecOps personnel will be able to identify threats that work across operational technology- and IT-converged networks that were previously challenging to detect.

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