Microsoft to hold top execs accountable for cybersecurity | Windows

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  • Microsoft has highlighted several measures it’s taking to resolve its cybersecurity-related issues.
  • The Redmond giant will hold top executives accountable for cybersecurity, by tying a portion of their compensation packages to meeting security goals and metrics.
  • It also plans to accelerate its response time and remediation when handling security issues.

Over the past few months, Microsoft has been placed under fire for its “cascade of security failures” coupled with anti-competitive cloud business practices. Speculations looming in the air indicate government institutions and large organizations are overreliant on Microsoft’s cloud services, forcing them to overlook the cybersecurity threats negatively impacting their services.

“Security underpins every layer of the tech stack, and it’s our No. 1 priority,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated during the company’s recent earnings call. “We are doubling down on this very important work, putting security above all else, before all other features and investments.”


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