Source: Business Insider
Microsoft is unveiling a new Office 365 tool that would let businesses spot “internal risks,” including the mishandling or theft of company files. Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault said the new technology, called Microsoft Insider Risk Management, uses AI and machine learning to allow businesses to monitor the way information flows within a network. The tool would enable a business to quickly identify risks, including unintentional transfer or storage of files, that could lead to improved security and workplace policies. “It’s not just about finding the malicious insider,” he said. “Over half the value is just from finding the inadvertent things that are happening. It allows you to shape and drive your culture by making people aware, ‘Oh, I didn’t know, I wasn’t supposed to do that. But now I do.” Click here for more BI Prime stories. Hackers using increasingly sophisticated tools and tactics to break into their networks is a major headache for businesses. Bret Arsenault, Microsoft’s chief information security officer, is also pointing to another danger: the threats from within.