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Microsoft launches India’s first Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in New Delhi

Software giant Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in New Delhi.

It is Microsoft’s seventh Cybersecurity Centre in the world. It will function as a satellite to the its Redmond Digital Crimes Unit (DCU).

Key Facts
  • The first-of-its-kind centre in India will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper cybersecurity collaborations with public and private sector organisations.
  • It will help to build a trusted and secure computing environment, a critical enabler for India’s digital transformation.
  • It will provide protection across all end-points from sensors to the data centre, detection of attack using targeted signals, machine learning and behavioural monitoring.
  • It will eventually help in closing the gap between discovery and action taken to neutralise the attack.
  • It will enable and empower enterprises to manage modern security threats effectively. It will also expand Microsoft’s public-private partnerships in India.
  • The centre will also enable customers tap into a pool of resources such as security specialists and technologies at Microsoft.

Microsoft’s other six cyber security centres are located in Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Berlin and Washington DC. Earlier it had rolled out nationwide campaign Microsoft Secure to increase awareness on cybersecurity to help organisations understand their security requirements better.

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Microsoft launches India’s first Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Delhi

Technology giant Microsoft has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi.

It is first-of-its-kind Cybersecurity Centre in India and overall 7th in the world including in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Singapore, Berlin and Washington DC.

Key Facts

  • The CSEC will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper Cybersecurity collaborations with public and private sector organisations.
  • The centre will also build a trusted and secure computing environment, a critical enabler for India’s digital transformation.
  • The CESC will offer their expertise and work with partners to detect and take evasive measures to tackle cyber threats in India.
  • The centre is a part of Microsoft Consultancy Services (MCS), a dedicated response team based in India that will offer security consultancy services to business organisations.
  • It will offer services such as cyber monitoring, threat detection using machine learning based technology and take evasive measures to combat cyber threat.

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Anant Maheshwari appointed as President of Microsoft India

Technocrat Anant Maheshwari was appointed as the President of Microsoft India, a subsidiary of US based software giant Microsoft Inc.

He will join Microsoft India in September 2016 and will take over operations of the company from January 2017. He will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik who retires in March 2017.

In his new role in Microsoft India, Maheshwari will be responsible for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings across India.

About Anant Maheshwari

  • He holds electrical & electronics engineering degree and a master’s degree in economics from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani.
  • Prior to this appointment he was working as the President of Honeywell India. He was responsible for Honeywell India’s operations in three strategic business groups viz. automation and control solutions and aerospace.
  • In last 12 years, he had held various business leadership roles in Honeywell including that of managing director.
  • Prior to joining Honeywell India, Maheshwari was working with McKinsey & Co. where he worked with clients across multiple industries including telecom, IT and ecommerce, engineering equipment, private equity, automotive, steel, and pharmaceuticals.

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