Microsoft to invest $1 billion per year on Cyber Security


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made it official that his company is going to invest $1 billion on cyber security every year. He added that his company will also work on introducing new protection systems that would make its products ‘breach-proof’.

And according to the analysis of Microsoft Data, there were just 20,000 cyber attacks a week till 2014. But now the figure has risen to 600,000-700,000 per day.

So, to thrive in the software market, Microsoft has decided to make security a really big deal in all its product offerings to help build trust among its customers.

For this reason, the company is interested in making its product suite fool proof against all futuristic cyber threats and cyber attacks.

Thus, to commemorate its vision of offering secure and safe products to its customers, Microsoft has decided to invest around 1 billion USD every year in developing innovative security products.

Bharat Shah, Microsoft Vice President of Security confirmed this news to Reuters and said that Microsoft has started planning on this front by investing in more than seven firms located in Israel- now the home for several important cyber security companies.

In the year 2016, Microsoft announced that it is going to acquire security startups in 2017 to strengthen its product portfolio. And as said, Microsoft has purchased enterprise security startup Aorato, Cloud security firm Adallom, and Secure Islands very recently.

Microsoft has also invested in Team8, which is an Israel-based startup developing advanced security technology products.

In coming days, Microsoft has intentions to make security as a big deal to its PC consumers. So, it plans to update Windows 10 and MS Office with new technologies that will help block exploits of vulnerabilities not yet patched in the operating system.

Microsoft has also made it official that it plans to transform its Windows Defender into a Windows Defender Security Center which not only has the potential to detect malware and remove it. But will also have performance boosting capabilities.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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