In an interview with the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seely asserts that with cloud technology, Microsoft storing user’s data is like Fort Knox opening safety deposit boxes but Microsoft needed to prove the data is safe. That proof would be the company’s new Redmond-based Cyber Defense Operations Center, a facility that serves to connect security experts who monitor threats with security partners, governments and enterprise customers. In addition, Microsoft is also building a new security group dedicated to large-scale enterprise customers to boost security. There is also Microsoft’s advocacy for user privacy, especially with people like Brad Smith as the company’s president. As a vocal privacy advocate, he has filed lawsuits against U.S. spy agencies in their attempts to access customer data. On the other hand, there have been some concerns raised against Amazon after it was reported that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been using Amazon Web Services and that Amazon has built out a massive team in Virginia to work with government agencies. “If I had to go after one or the other, I’d probably go after Amazon as a hacker,” Seely remarked. “Microsoft fights against people trying to steal customer data…and they’re protecting that data from […]
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