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Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it’s expanding cloud logging capabilities to help organizations investigate cybersecurity incidents and gain more visibility after facing criticism in the wake of a recent espionage attack campaign aimed at its email infrastructure.

The tech giant said it’s making the change in direct response to increasing frequency and evolution of nation-state cyber threats. It’s expected to roll out starting in September 2023 to all government and commercial customers.

“Over the coming months, we will include access to wider cloud security logs for our worldwide customers at no additional cost,” Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of security, compliance, identity, and management at Microsoft, said. “As these changes take effect, customers can use Microsoft Purview Audit to centrally visualize more types of cloud log data generated across their enterprise.”

As part of this change, users are expected to receive access to detailed logs of email access and more than 30 other types of log data previously only available at the Microsoft Purview Audit (Premium) subscription level. On top of that, the Windows maker said it’s extending the default retention period for Audit Standard customers from 90 days to 180 days.

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