Microsoft to Enforce Executive Accountability for Cybersecurity


Microsoft is undergoing organizational adjustments to enhance cybersecurity measures throughout its products and services, focusing on holding senior leadership directly responsible. Charlie Bell, Microsoft’s executive vice president of security, outlined these changes in a recent blog post aimed at reassuring customers and the US government of the company’s dedication to bolstering cybersecurity amidst evolving threats.
One key aspect of this initiative involves tying a portion of the compensation for the company’s Senior Leadership Team to the progress made in fulfilling security plans and milestones. Additionally, Microsoft is implementing significant changes to elevate security governance, including organizational restructuring, enhanced oversight, controls, and reporting mechanisms.
These measures encompass appointing a deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to each product team, ensuring direct reporting of the company’s threat intelligence team to the enterprise CISO, and fostering collaboration among engineering teams across Microsoft Azure, Windows, Microsoft 365, and security groups to prioritize security.
Bell’s announcement follows a recent assessment by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), highlighting the need for strategic an

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