Microsoft Security Risk Detection is a tool that uses artificial intelligence to hunt down security vulnerabilities in software that is about to be released.
Previously code-named “Project Springfield.” Microsoft has released its long-awaited cloud-based bug detection tool.The Windows version became generally available, and a new Linux version became available as a preview last week.
The service uses artificial intelligence to ask particular “what if” questions about new software, focusing on critical areas that might be vulnerable to attack by bad actors.
Microsoft first released a test version of the service last year. Docusign, a firm that specializes in automated electronic signatures, is one of the companies that volunteered to try it out.
David Molnar said It will help developers do fuzz testing, the Microsoft researcher in charge of the group that developed the tool. Fuzz testing normally is done using outside consultants to test new software. Its purpose is to make sure vulnerabilities can be weeded out before the product goes into wide release to avoid the necessity of patching them on the back end.
“IT managers often stick with the security solutions they are familiar with and upgrade with budgetary cycles,” he told LinuxInsider.
However, Microsoft’s solution takes security to a new level by combining AI and cloud resources, said McGregor. It continuously leverages a wide range of information and reacts to new threats faster than traditional solutions.