Why Microsoft (MSFT) Is Buying Miburo

By Amit Chowdhry ● Jun 14, 2022
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced it is buying Miburo. This is why.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Miburo, which is a cyber threat analysis and research company specializing in the detection of and response to foreign information operations. Among many other products and services, Microsoft is also known for detecting and helping customers defend against cyber threats from nation-states as part of a commitment to keep customers safe online. And these efforts are underpinned by the threat intelligence that is gathered, published, and used to fuel disruptions of malicious nation-state activity across a range of cyber-attack vectors.

Miburo – led by founder Clint Watts – will become part of the Customer Security and Trust organization. And working in close collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center, the company’s Threat Context Analysis team, the company’s data scientists and others, the new analysts from Miburo will enable Microsoft to expand its threat detection and analysis capabilities to address new cyber-attacks and shed light on the ways in which foreign actors use information operations in conjunction with other cyber-attacks to achieve their objectives.

Miburo has become a leading expert in the identification of foreign information operations. Miburo’s research teams detect and attribute malign and extremist influence campaigns across 16 languages. And through the acquisition of Miburo, Microsoft will continue the mission to take action, and partner with others in the public and private sectors to find long-term solutions that will stop foreign adversaries from threatening public and private sector customers and the very foundations of democracy.