Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) entered into an agreement to acquire Miburo, a NYC-based cyber threat analysis and research company specializing in the detection of and response to foreign information operations.
The amount of the deal, announced in a post on Microsoft’s website, was not disclosed.
With the acquisition, Microsoft aims to boost threat intelligence research into new foreign cyber threats.
Led by founder Clint Watts, Miburo will become part of the Customer Security and Trust organization. Working in close collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center, its Threat Context Analysis team, 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 an expert in identification of foreign information operations and its research teams detect and attribute malign and extremist influence campaigns across 16 languages.