Microsoft has published its latest biannual Security Intelligence Report (SIR), covering the second half of 2015. The SIR “analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using data from Internet services and over 600 million computers worldwide.”
This report, its twentieth in the last ten years, includes security data from the Microsoft cloud for the first time, which the company says “reveals how we are leveraging an intelligent security graph to inform how we protect endpoints, better detect attacks and accelerate our response, to help protect our customers.”
The security graph is compiled from “trillions of signals from billions of sources”, with inputs from endpoints, consumer and commercial services, and on-premises technologies. This helps Microsoft to combine security and threat intelligence data, to inform its real-time analysis and insights, and predictive intelligence, in an effort to improve overall protection for all of its customers.