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Microsoft strengthens cybersecurity

New policies and accountability measures to strengthen cybersecurity at Microsoft

Microsoft has introduced new security policies, tying executive bonuses to security goals achieved, in response to recent criticism and hacker attacks.

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Microsoft has announced new measures to step up cybersecurity, in response to recent criticism over a series of failures in this area. Among the most significant initiatives, the introduction of remuneration criteria for managers linked to the achievement of specific safety objectives stands out. During the latest financial results conference call, CEO Satya Nadella highlighted the importance of security as the company's top priority, promising a redoubled commitment in this area.

Details on the new security policies

In a recent company blog post, Microsoft outlined actions it is taking to improve the security of its products and services, which include identity protection, monitoring and threat detection. One notable change is the acceleration in response time and resolution of reported security issues. Additionally, Charlie Bell, Microsoft's executive vice president of security, highlighted that a portion of the senior leadership team's compensation will be tied to the achievement of defined security plans and milestones.

Criticism in the competitive context

Recently, Microsoft has come under criticism for anticompetitive business practices in the cloud industry, particularly from the CISPE trade group. That group has raised concerns about restricted choice and increased costs for European customers eager to migrate to the cloud, accusing Microsoft of distorting Europe's digital economy.

Recent cyber challenges and attacks

In recent months, Microsoft has suffered two major cyberattacks: the first by the Midnight Blizzard hacker group, which accessed confidential email communications between Microsoft and its customers, and the second by the Russian Nobelium group, which targeted emails from top Microsoft executives. These new security and governance regulations could play a crucial role in solving the security issues plaguing the company.

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05/10/2024 13:51

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