Microsoft today opened its Cyber Security Engagement Centre (CSEC) in Gurgaon, India to enhance cybersecurity. “This aims to drive public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime, strengthen the cooperation with Indian businesses, government and academic organizations on cybersecurity, and increase its contribution towards securing Indian computer and internet users from cybercrime threats,” said the company.
Microsoft invests more than a billion dollars in security research and development, every year. The Gurgaon centre is one of the seven centres 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.
This 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 non-commercial basis.
Commenting on the launch of CSEC, Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said:
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. 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 Centre in Gurgaon underlines our relentless commitment to security and partnering India in its digital transformation.