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Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation preparing to launch nonprofit that calls out cyberattacks

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Informally known as the "Cyber Peace Institute," the organization plans to act as a neutral arbiter that calls out bad behavior on the internet.

Microsoft: Russians targeted conservative think tanks, U.S. Senate

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The tech giant last week executed a court order and shut down six internet domains set up by the Kremlin-linked hacking group known as Fancy Bear.

Microsoft-led industry group pledges to not assist government cyberattacks

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The participant companies' principles include not helping any government mount a cyberattack against "innocent citizens and enterprises."

'Next generation' of Silicon Valley leaders more willing to work with feds, former Pentagon chief says

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Ashton Carter, who was President Barack Obama's secretary of Defense, seemed to suggest that the complex relationship between national security agencies and the private sector has turned a corner in recent years.

Microsoft's Smith adds 'cyber Red Cross' to his 'digital Geneva Convention' call

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Microsoft President Brad Smith renewed his call for a "digital Geneva convention," adding a new wrinkle: the suggestion that the world's IT companies and their cyber first responders should be recognized as kind of "tech Red Cross" — neutral players who should remain unmolested by combatants on the cyber-battlefield.

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