1 billion

Microsoft's annual investment in security, data protection, and risk management

6 billion

records were stolen by hackers in 2017

8 trillion

estimated cost of cybercrime to world economy by 2022



The Cyber Defense Operations Center brings together security response experts from across the company to help protect, detect, and respond to threats in real-time. Staffed with dedicated teams 24x7, the Center has direct access to thousands of security professionals, data scientists, and product engineers throughout Microsoft to ensure rapid response and resolution to security threats.
Informed by trillions of data points across an extensive network of sensors, devices, authentications, and communications, the Center employs automated software, machine learning, behavioral analysis, and forensics to create an intelligent security graph. This threat intelligence insight helps our teams connect the dots, then counter with strong containment and coordinated remediation.