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12/4/2013
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Microsoft Launches Cybercrime Center

Microsoft expands global role supporting law enforcement, government, and businesses fighting cybercrime.

Microsoft's new Cyber Crime Center. (Photo: Microsoft)
Microsoft's new Cyber Crime Center. (Photo: Microsoft)

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Lorna Garey
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12/4/2013 | 9:59:32 AM
Smart move
I think this is a great move for MS. Its PhotoDNA technology is particularly interesting, and the "CSI" setting will ensure a stream of good PR -- MSM journalists "get" that.

Redmond's been focused on beefing up its security chops for awhile, why not bring the efforts under one umbrella?
WKash
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12/4/2013 | 10:38:37 AM
Microsoft Cyber Crime Center
These days, it seems you can't appear serious about an online initiative without building an impressive Operations Center to show off to your stakeholders.  While many fault Microsoft's products for giving hackers plenty to exploit, Microsoft does deserve credit for having devoted a significant amount of intellectual capital into fighting cyber crime for many years -- and to pulling in law enforcement, legal, and other specialists behind the scenes -- long before this Cyber Crime Center opened. 

 
Whoopty
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12/4/2013 | 11:35:43 AM
Re: Microsoft Cyber Crime Center
It's almost as laudable as (and comparable to) Bill Gates' efforts to stamp out polio. 
William Welsh
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12/4/2013 | 7:23:05 PM
Fighting Cyber Crime Requires Major Investments
We need more all-out efforts, and this is a good one, to produce digital forensic evidence that can be used in national and international courts against cyber criminals. It's a daunting task that requires major investments of time, funds, and highly skilled personnel.
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