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Vectra AI Announces New GenAI Defense Capabilities Amid Rising Cyber Threats

"Over 40% of our identity customers have integrated Microsoft Copilot for M365 into their operations".- Jeff Reed

Vectra AI, Inc., renowned for its pioneering solutions in hybrid attack detection, today announced a significant expansion of the Vectra AI Platform. This enhancement is tailored to bolster enterprise defenses against emerging threats attributed to the widespread adoption of Generative AI (GenAI) tools. The platform’s patented technology, Attack Signal Intelligence™, leverages behavior-based AI to proactively combat cyber threats exploiting GenAI, thus fortifying the capabilities of security operations center (SOC) teams.

As organizations increasingly integrate GenAI-powered tools to enhance operational efficiency and productivity, new cybersecurity vulnerabilities emerge. Tools such as Microsoft Copilot are designed to optimize workplace productivity; however, they simultaneously open new avenues for cyber adversaries. These tools provide access to sensitive corporate data through large language models (LLMs), inadvertently creating potential entry points for cyberattacks.

Upgrading Cybersecurity in the Age of Generative AI

The Vectra AI Platform utilizes advanced AI and machine learning (ML) techniques to detect threats across various domains, including network, identity, cloud, SaaS, and now GenAI. The enhanced platform now includes detection capabilities specifically for Microsoft Copilot abuse, allowing for swift identification and mitigation of threats. This comprehensive approach ensures that SOC defenders can efficiently isolate and neutralize real threats promptly.

Hitesh Sheth, founder and CEO of Vectra AI, emphasized the company’s long standing leadership in utilizing AI for advanced threat mitigation. “At Vectra AI, we’ve been at the forefront of leveraging AI to combat advanced and emerging threats for more than a decade. Our mission has consistently focused on providing the most precise attack signals employee productivity and the consequent new vulnerabilities this creates. “SOC teams are now facing a novel attack surface that necessitates AI-driven defenses. Our latest AI capabilities for detecting GenAI attacks empower SOC teams to match the velocity and sophistication of modern cyber adversaries,” added Sheth.

Jeff Reed, Chief Product Officer of Vectra AI, highlighted the company’s proactive response to the adoption of Microsoft Copilot among their clients. “Over 40% of our identity customers have integrated Microsoft Copilot for M365 into their operations. This latest upgrade to the Vectra AI Platform is crucial for helping SOC defenders protect identities and curtail the misuse of GenAI tools by attackers,” Reed noted. This initiative is part of Vectra AI’s strategy to bolster SOC capabilities, ensuring teams are well-equipped to safeguard digital identities against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

Sharat Nautiyal, Director of Security Engineering, APJ at Vectra AI, discussed the dual implications of rapid digitization and GenAI integration. “The fusion of organizational digitization with GenAI tools such as Microsoft Copilot brings immense opportunities but also significant risks. The traditional defense strategy of ‘building a moat around your castle’ is now obsolete in the face of modern threats,” Nautiyal explained. He emphasized the need for security leaders to integrate AI into their defense strategies to stay resilient and agile against the evolving tactics of cyber criminals weaponizing GenAI. 

About Vectra AI Platform

The Vectra AI platform equips defenders with highly integrated and accurate signal capabilities, enhancing extended detection and response (XDR). It empowers SOC teams to effectively hunt, detect, prioritize, investigate, and respond to threats across the entire hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure swiftly, preventing potential breaches before they occur.

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Mansi Singh
Mansi's interest centers around use of Gen AI in enhancing daily lives and she is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and tools in AI.
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