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Microsoft launches its Cyber Security Engagement Center (CSEC) in India with an aim to fight cybercrime


2016-06-11 Silicon Review

Tech giant Microsoft has announced the opening of its Cyber Security Engagement Center (CSEC) in Gurgaon, India. The much awaited and acclaimed center aims to drive public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime, strengthen the cooperation with Indian businesses and government and academic organizations on cyber security.

The Gurgaon center is one of the seven centers globally and will serve as a dedicated hub for Microsoft in India. It brings together Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit experts comprising attorneys, investigators and security response experts from across the company.  Additionally, as part of Microsoft Consultancy Services (MCS), a dedicated India-based response team will also offer cyber monitoring to cyber threats to enterprise customers in the country.

The CSEC will leverage Microsoft’s DCU Cyber Threat Intelligence Program that monitors and analyze malware infections; proffer malware threat assessment and provide actionable information and intelligence for select IP infrastructures shared by its customers on a non-commercial basis. This efficient and effective center by Microsoft will combine the company’s technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and skill with cross-industry expertise to effectively reduce digital risks. It will work with the National Cyber security Coordinator as well as the CERT-India and share information to help reduce malware and digital risk in the country, enabling a safe digital India.

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