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Microsoft Acquires NY-Based Miburo, A Cyber Threat Analysis Startup – $MSFT $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) has announced acquiring a cyber threat analysis startup specializing in detecting foreign-information attacks. Miburo, a New York-based company started by a former FBI agent, will help the Redmond-based software maker “expand its threat detection and analysis capabilities,” 

Clint Watts, Miburo’s founder & CEO created the company in 2013 after a stint as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a special agent for the FBI serving on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He’s also been a research fellow for the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

Microsoft’s recent focus has been around niche cybersecurity and threat analysis firms as it fends off threats to its own supply chain and looks to advertise its security credentials to current and future cloud clients. The technology giant hired former Amazon Web Services executive Charlie Bell to lead its cybersecurity mission.

According to LinkedIn, Miburo employs around 20 people however, the financial terms of the deal remained undisclosed.

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(Read Original Story: Microsoft to acquire cybersecurity startup Miburo in The Business Journals)


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