Microsoft India Cybersecurity Center Aids 126 Organizations

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 22, 2017


Microsoft India said its Delhi-based “Cybersecurity Engagement Centre” has reached out 126 organizations in a year, by equipping them with information infrastructure and help reduce malware and digital risk in the country.

As part of a global network of eight such centers, the Cybersecurity Engagement Centre brings together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper cybersecurity collaborations with public and private sector organizations.

“Cybersecurity is vital for Digital India. A data driven economy can flourish only when governments, businesses and individuals leverage the power of cloud computing with the confidence that their data is secure. Microsoft understands that economic vitality and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. We believe that through active collaboration between the government and the private sector we can succeed in building a safe and secure digital ecosystem inthe country,” said Anant Maheshwari, President-Microsoft India.

With the objective to make cyberspace safer, the company also come up with a nationwide campaign to increase awareness on cybersecurity and cyber hygiene, ahead of the Global Conference of Cyber Space (GCCS2017) in the capital city this week.

Under the Intelligent Security program, Microsoft has partnered several organizations across sectors to set up a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Advisory Board. The objective of the board is to foster a deep and continuous engagement with the CISO community and share information and knowledge about latest developments in cybersecurity as well best techniques and practices, through discussions and tools such as white papers on critical security topics.

Through its three-pronged approach of a comprehensive platform, unique intelligence and partnerships, Microsoft is driving educational sessions and coaching sessions with enterprises across the country. 

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018, significantly raises the bar for privacy. To help simplify the path to compliance, Microsoft is organizing a series of worldwide webinars as well as physical workshops in select Indian cities under the aegis of its GDPR Academy for its customers. 


Microsoft is also working with partner schools to integrate lessons on cyber-hygiene and cyber safety into their curriculum, starting with the 25 schools under the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) initiative, which is part of Niti Aayog’s flagship program Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).