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Microsoft has announced the opening of its Cyber Security Engagement Center (CSEC) in Gurgaon, India. The CSEC aims to drive public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime, strengthen the cooperation with Indian businesses, government and academic organisations on cyber security, and increase its contribution towards securing Indian computer and Internet users from cybercrime threats. It brings together Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit experts comprising attorneys, investigators and security response experts from across the company. The Gurgaon center is one of the seven centers globally and will serve as a dedicated hub for Microsoft in India.
As part of Microsoft Consultancy Services (MCS), a dedicated India-based response team will also offer cyber monitoring, use machine learning-based detection technology and ensure rapid response and resolution to cyber threats to enterprise customers in the country.
Bhaskar Pramanik Chairman of Microsoft India,
India stands at an exciting threshold today as data becomes a key driver of growth across every sector and industry and Cloud based computing becomes more prevalent. Cyber security is crucial for Digital India. A data-driven economy can flourish only when governments, businesses, and individuals have access to hyper-scale and hyper flexible cloud computing with the confidence that their data is secure. Our Cyber Security Engagement Center in Gurgaon underlines our relentless commitment to security and partnering India in its digital transformation.
Microsoft’s advisory security services to enterprise customers will include support to architect a secure infrastructure as well build global best practices on preventive measures for a safer Internet ecosystem. The CSEC will leverage Microsoft’s DCU Cyber Threat Intelligence Program that monitors and analyze malware infections; provide malware threat assessment and provide actionable information and intelligence for select IP infrastructures shared by its customers on a noncommercial basis.
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Using a proprietary algorithm, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics works around the clock, constantly learning from the behaviour of organisational entities (users, devices, and resources) and helps customers adapt to the changing nature of cyber security attacks.
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Microsoft’s approach to cyber security in today’s cloud-centric world rests on three core functional areas: protect, detect and respond. To support a comprehensive, cross-company approach to security, Microsoft invests more than a billion dollars in security research and development, every year. It is the first company in the industry to win a certification ISO/IEC 27018 that validates the highest levels of data security and privacy. Microsoft provides unique, tailored solutions to help its customers monitor, analyze and prioritize threats within their environments. In addition, it offers industry-leading tactical and strategic response capabilities backed with unique access to deep product expertise. More information about Cybersecurity and access to tools and resources can be found here: Microsoft Cybersecurity.