Microsoft looking to unite APAC governments with cybersecurity council
Category: #technology  By Mateen Dalal  Date: 2021-06-03
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Microsoft looking to unite APAC governments with cybersecurity council

Microsoft Corporation has launched the first-ever public sector cybersecurity executive council in the Asia Pacific. The move will allow the American tech giant to work with the regional authorities to develop a powerful communications network and share paramount practices to deal with cyber threats.

Microsoft claimed that the council will predominately comprise influencers and policymakers from Brunei, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. It will also have support from cybersecurity professionals to boost the public-private partnerships in the field of cybersecurity and communicate threat intelligence.

The General Manager of Public Sector at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Sherie Ng, mentioned that this joint mission was to build a strong partnership and strengthen the defense of cybersecurity across APAC countries.

For those unaware, various countries in the Asia Pacific have been encountering continuous malware and ransomware attacks. Some experts have also claimed that the number of attacks is approximately 1.7 times higher than average as compared to the other parts of the world.

The council is set to meet virtually, four times a year to keep up through a continuous exchange of information on cyberattacks and threats along with the necessary cybersecurity solutions to tackle them.

As a part of this council, government agencies and the state leaders from Asia-Pacific will connect through a forum that consists of Microsoft and its advisors in a cybersecurity ecosystem.

Any country, having a similar threat environment will be benefited from this partnership, as it will ensure to be ahead of the culprits and establish better standards for the cybersecurity ecosystem.

The purpose of the council is to share best and relevant practices, learn from Microsoft’s security certification training, practical lab sessions, and dedicated workshops. The move will also allow making advancements in the workforce with digital skills in a bid to bridge the skill gap in cybersecurity across all countries in Asia-Pacific.

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https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/microsoft-launches-first-ever-apac-cybersecurity-council/83163244

 

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