Faced with the increase in ransomware, Microsoft acquires a cloud security firm


Microsoft announces the acquisition of the technology firm RiskIQ, which focused on security issues for the prevention of ransomware attacks.

If a company like Microsoft invests in improving its security protocols, it is evident since the risk of suffering an attack is high. The Redmond company has announced the purchase of RiskIQ, a technology firm that is responsible for the development of cybersecurity tools and the collection of intelligent information about threats in cloud services such as Azure, AWS, and others.

According to reports from Bloomberg, the acquisition was set at $ 500 million. This solution detects security problems in devices and networks, and since 2009 it has accumulated an interesting handful of clients, including Facebook, BMW, USPS, Box, and American Express.

Elias Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ said, RiskIQ's vision and mission are to provide unmatched visibility and insight on the Internet to better protect and inform our clients and partners' security programs. We are delighted to add RiskIQ's Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to Microsoft's security portfolio, expanding and accelerating our impact. Our combined capabilities will enable best-in-class protection, investigations, and response against today's threats.

Extreme defense against increased attacks

This acquisition focuses on a Zero Tolerance stance against cyber threats. In recent months, ransomware attacks have multiplied in the United States, impacting production areas and services that affect thousands of terminals.

The combination of RiskIQ attack surface management and threat intelligence enables security teams to assemble, graph and identify connections between their digital attack surface and the attacker's infrastructure and activities to help provide greater protection. and faster response, says Eric Doerr, Microsoft's vice president of cloud security.

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