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Microsoft to Acquire Cyber Threat Analysis Company Miburo

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it’s acquiring Miburo, a New York-based cyber threat analysis and research company that specializes in foreign information operations.

Miburo provides analysis, consulting and training services. The startup’s research team detects and attributes influence campaigns across over a dozen languages.

The company also helps clients create strategies for mitigating risks, and provides in-person and online training to law enforcement, intelligence, military and cybersecurity professionals.

Following the acquisition, Miburo will become part of Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust unit.

“Working in close collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center, our Threat Context Analysis team, our 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,” said Tom Burt, corporate VP of Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft.

SecurityWeek is monitoring the cybersecurity M&A space and publishes monthly roundups, as well as half-year and annual reports.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.