Microsoft has announced the opening of its Cyber Security Engagement Center in Gurgaon. The move is an effort to deepen its efforts in enhancing cyber security in India.
Microsoft says CSEC will aim to drive public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime. The newly launched Cyber Security Engagement Center is part of Microsoft Consultancy Services, a dedicated India-based response team offering cyber monitoring using machine learning based detection technology.
“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. Cybersecurity is crucial for Digital India. Our Cyber Security Engagement Center in Gurgaon underlines our relentless commitment to security and partnering India in its digital transformation,” said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India.
The Cyber Security Engagement Center 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.
Microsoft’s CSEC will combine company’s technical proficiency as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise to effectively reduce digital risks.
Microsoft has already dropped antivirus on its Windows 10 operating system in favour of more robust protection tool baked into the operating system with Security Essentials protecting the device throughout the day.