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Microsoft Overhaul Treats Security as 'Top Priority' After a Series of Failures

vendredi 3 mai 2024, 18:40 , par Slashdot
Microsoft is making security its number one priority for every employee, following years of security issues and mounting criticisms. The Verge: After a scathing report from the US Cyber Safety Review Board recently concluded that 'Microsoft's security culture was inadequate and requires an overhaul,' it's doing just that by outlining a set of security principles and goals that are tied to compensation packages for Microsoft's senior leadership team. Last November, Microsoft announced a Secure Future Initiative (SFI) in response to mounting pressure on the company to respond to attacks that allowed Chinese hackers to breach US government email accounts.

Just days after announcing this initiative, Russian hackers managed to breach Microsoft's defenses and spy on the email accounts of some members of Microsoft's senior leadership team. Microsoft only discovered the attack nearly two months later in January, and the same group even went on to steal source code. These recent attacks have been damaging, and the Cyber Safety Review Board report added fuel to Microsoft's security fire recently by concluding that the company could have prevented the 2023 breach of US government email accounts and that a 'cascade of security failures' led to that incident. 'We are making security our top priority at Microsoft, above all else -- over all other features,' explains Charlie Bell, executive vice president for Microsoft security, in a blog post today. 'We will instill accountability by basing part of the compensation of the company's Senior Leadership Team on our progress in meeting our security plans and milestones.'

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