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Microsoft Bolsters Cybersecurity Measures by Integrating Security Chiefs into Product Teams

Microsoft creates deputy CISO roles to strengthen product security after cyberattacks.


has announced the introduction of deputy chief information security officers (CISOs) across its product divisions. According to Bloomberg, The decision comes as part of the company's efforts to enhance its resilience against cyberattacks, following criticisms over its handling of several high-profile security breaches. The software giant is taking a proactive stance to embed leadership within its product teams, aiming to ensure a more integrated and robust security strategy.

Strategic Security Leadership

The newly appointed deputy CISOs will be instrumental in driving Microsoft's security initiatives within their respective product groups. Although the identities of these officials have not been disclosed, their roles are pivotal in shaping the security landscape of Microsoft's product offerings. They will report directly to Igor Tsyganskiy, who assumed the role of global chief information security officer in December, following the company's announcement of its most significant security restructuring in over two decades. This strategic placement of security chiefs within product teams signifies Microsoft's commitment to embedding security considerations at the core of product development and management processes.

A Response to Cybersecurity Challenges

Microsoft's decision to bolster its cybersecurity team structure is a response to the evolving cyber threat landscape and the company's recent experiences with cyberattacks. By integrating security leadership into the fabric of its product groups, Microsoft aims to enhance its capability to preempt, identify, and respond to cybersecurity threats more effectively. This approach reflects a broader industry trend towards a more holistic and integrated model of cybersecurity, recognizing the importance of security in the product lifecycle from inception through to deployment and beyond.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.