Government // Cybersecurity

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)

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
Lorna Garey
50%
50%
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
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
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
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
50%
50%
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
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
50%
50%
William Welsh,
User Rank: Strategist
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.
Cyber Security Standards for Major Infrastructure
Cyber Security Standards for Major Infrastructure
The Presidential Executive Order from February established a framework and clear set of security standards to be applied across critical infrastructure. Now the real work begins.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.