Microsoft Keen to Improve Windows Defender with AI Acquisition
Microsoft is bolstering its defenses against cyber-attacks with the announcement that it has acquired an innovative Israeli security startup. Hexadite is a firm which specializes in using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help detect and protect against attacks, delivering automated incident investigation and remediation capabilities. The software giant said that acquiring Hexadite will help to boost the capabilities of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP), enabling Windows 10 customers to better detect and respond to sophisticated threats and attacks on their networks. We saw recently that Windows 10 was immune to the ravages of the WannaCry ransomware, in one definite highlight of the operating system’s boosted levels of security. Although users should never be too complacent, as white hat hackers have already demonstrated that the exploit which powered WannaCry can be adapted to affect Windows 10.