According to cybersecurity professionals, there are two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they have been hacked. The most important prerequisite for successfully defending against a cyber attack is therefore that you notice it as quickly as possible.
RiskIQ has specialized in cloud-based cybersecurity. The solutions developed by RiskIQ detect attacks on Microsoft Azure, but also on Amazon’s AWS and other cloud platforms. Now Microsoft has incorporated the company.
The Redmond-based giant is still happy to buy and is more successful in the business sector than in the end customer sector. Compared to buying up Nuance, RiskIQ is downright a bargain; Microsoft purchased RiskIQ for $ 500 million. Microsoft is pretty good a grabbing new companies at a very profitable price.
But this time the common phrase of the newly acquired company will continue its business as usual is missing in the announcement. Since security is one of the most important features of cloud services, I would assume that RiskIQ employees will work exclusively for Microsoft’s cloud in the future.