- Microsoft is building a holistic security platform that combines the best security features of Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.
- CEO Satya Nadella said the company is spending more than $1 billion a year in research and development to build security into its products.
- Microsoft is also working with industry partners including Cisco and Trend Micro to integrate third-party apps and services into its products.
In addition to the security platform, Microsoft also created a Cyber Defense Operations Center where security response specialists from all of the company's different divisions can collaborate to resolve security threats and build security intelligence that can then be used in the company's products.
Microsoft also created a managed security services division called the Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group in order to better serve its enterprise customers. The group will “perform security assessments, monitor for threats and respond to cybersecurity incidents.”
“Security has to be core to the operational systems used by enterprises,” said Nadella.
Microsoft’s new focus on operational security, has "been the biggest sea change inside Microsoft to get us to come up with new solutions, new technologies, that in turn help us really secure your environments," Nadella said.