Microsoft Copilot for Security - Legal, Governance and Compliance Use Cases

March 18, 2024 | 4 min read

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Whether you are just getting started with Copilot for Security, performing your first tasks, or ready to move to the next level, BlueVoyant is here to help. In this blog series, our AI experts are identifying different cybersecurity teams and how Microsoft Copilot for Security can be used to deliver benefits.

In our last post, Microsoft Copilot for Security - Threat Intelligence Use Cases – Part 1, we looked at how Copilot for Security can benefit incident response teams and security analysts. In this post, we will focus on teams concerned with compliance, governance, and legal eDiscovery.

First Things First – Is Copilot for Security Compliant?

Before using Copilot for Security for legal, governance, and compliance, it is fitting to provide some insight into how Copilot itself conforms to information privacy and data control requirements.

Copilot operates on the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, fully utilizing the Azure cloud infrastructure. By leveraging the Azure OpenAI Service, users benefit from Microsoft Azure's robust security features, including private networking, regional availability, and responsible AI content filtering.

Users maintain complete control over their data. Data sharing with third parties occurs only upon explicit user consent. Microsoft refrains from utilizing user data to train or enhance Copilot and its AI capabilities unless customer consent is granted. Copilot adheres to established data permissions and policies, ensuring users receive responses solely based on their data.

To learn more, please visit Privacy and Data Security in Microsoft Security Copilot.

Microsoft Copilot for Security for Compliance and Governance

AI for compliance and data governance helps organizations navigate complex regulatory landscapes and discover how to protect sensitive documents and other information. Copilot for Security is an ideal tool for helping teams manage regulatory audit logs and ensure compliance alignment. Below are some examples of use cases and the accompanying benefits of Microsoft Copilot for Security.

  • Data Identification – Analyze the IT environment and list all the systems that need to be monitored to ensure they are operating in compliance with a specific standard or security requirement. Examples of systems requiring monitoring are:
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
    • Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems
    • Accounting, HR, and financial systems
    • Content Management Systems (CMS)
    • Collaboration and communication systems
  • Data Gathering – Monitor compliance log collection tools, such as Azure Monitor, so that all required logs and data are continually collected, secured, and centrally maintained
  • Data Protectionand Privacy – Ensure that the collection and storage of logs and data containing sensitive information operates effectively, remains compliant, and is secure
  • Compliance Monitoring AI-driven risk assessment tools can evaluate the impact and likelihood of compliance violations based on regulatory requirements and organizational practices. Analyze compliance logs, system settings, and other data and report any deviations from established baselines, compliance policies, and security regulations
  • New Requirements – Analyze, identify, and report any changes to existing requirements or provide details on new compliance requirements
  • Corrective Action – If systems, policies, controls, etc., are not compliant with new or existing requirements, remediation actions can be recommended
  • Reporting – Track audit findings, identify non-compliance, incidents requiring reporting, remediation actions taken, and overall compliance status. Use dashboards and automatically generate human-readable summaries, insights, reports, and recommendations

Copilot for Security can help identify and collect compliance logs and other information and compare them to existing requirements to ensure alignment. Any deviation can be reported and can also include forensics, reporting requirements, and recommendations for corrective action.

Microsoft Copilot for Security and eDiscovery

eDiscovery involves leveraging various tools and capabilities, including Copilot and Microsoft 365 eDiscovery, to streamline the discovery and document management process. Here are some examples of how you can leverage Copilot for Security to assist legal and other teams in performing eDiscovery:

  • Document Review – Analyze documents, agreements, contracts, etc., to ensure they align with legal standards, privacy standards, and regulatory and security requirements
  • Data Clustering – Group and correlate related documents or conversations, making it easier to identify suspicious activities related to privacy violations, data theft, or other security issues
  • Data Privacy – Automatically redact sensitive or privileged information to ensure compliance with legal and data privacy requirements
  • Improve Search Accuracy – Include synonyms, context, and relevance scores and provide human feedback for AI training
  • Metadata and Context Analysis – Establish the authenticity and integrity of electronic evidence to establish relationships between documents and other information
  • Communication Analysis – analyze email and chat communications to identify key discussions, participants, and timelines relevant to a legal case or potential security threat
  • Social Analysis – Map communication within an organization to identify malicious influential individuals or potential collaborators
  • Export and Production – Export relevant data in a variety of human-readable narratives using formats that are compliant with legal and other formal proceedings

Integrating and using Security for Copilot enhances the efficiency, accuracy, and agility of compliance, governance, and legal eDiscovery practices. Moreover, users can further reduce the risk of regulatory violations and associated penalties by collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify more opportunities for AI and Copilot for Security.

BlueVoyant is an early adaptor and member of Microsoft’s Design Advisory Council for Copilot for Security. Further, BlueVoyant was recognized by the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) as the Security MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) of the Year. Our commitment to our clients is to continually provide guidance on how and where to optimize security operations with Microsoft, including Copilot for Security.