Microsoft sets up a cyber-security center in Gurgaon, India, one of seven in the world

You’ve heard it before from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s mouth, Microsoft is now a “mobile first, cloud first” company. While this shift to the cloud as been great to the company’s business, it also means that the Redmond giant has to dedicate more and more resources to cybersecurity. Indeed, over the last few months we’ve seen Microsoft introducing the Cyber Defense Operations Center to aid in protecting user data in the workplace as well as the Microsoft Digital Crime Unit to make the Internet safer for all. But according to a new report from Gadgets360, the company is pursuing its cybersecurity efforts with the opening of a new Cyber Security Engagement Centre (CSEC) in Gurgaon, India.

This new centre will be one of seven in the world and will serve as the company’s own cybersecurity hub in the country. It will bring together the attorneys, investigators and security experts from the Microsoft Digital Crime Unit as well as a local response team from the Microsoft Consultancy Services (MCS). According to the report, the CSEC experts will “offer cyber monitoring, use machine learning-based detection technology and ensure rapid response to cyber threats to customers in the country.”

“Our Cyber Security Engagement Centre in Gurgaon underlines our relentless commitment to security and partnering India in its digital transformation,” said Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik in a statement. Microsoft has been working to increase in presence in India over the last few months, and we previously reported last week that India’s Punjab state government had signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft India for cloud computing and mobile solutions. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also travelled to his home country a few days ago to support the government initiatives such as Digital India and Startup India.

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