Microsoft + 33 Other Companies Join hands to fight Cyber Attacks – Cyber Security Tech Accord

Microsoft join hands with other 34 global leading tech companies like Facebook, Google, Dell etc to fight with Cyber Attacks. We can’t deny that, cyber attacks are increasing day by day. Cyber Criminals interested in making money through fraud or from the sale of valuable information.

Industrial competitors and foreign intelligence services interested in gaining an economic advantage for their companies or countries. Hackers who find interfering with computer systems an enjoyable challenge wheres Hacktivists who wish to attack companies for political or ideological motives.

They all just (34 Companies) have signed a CYBERSECURITY Tech Accord to improve the online security and fight with cyberattacks together and more even, all companies have agreed to defend all the customers from malicious attacks by cyber criminals activities and nation states.

The Name of all 34 Companies are:

  • ABB
  • Arm
  • Avast
  • Bitdefender
  • BT
  • CA Technologies
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • DataStax
  • Dell
  • DocuSign
  • Facebook
  • Fastly
  • FireEye
  • F-Secure
  • Github
  • Guardtime
  • HPE
  • HP Inc.
  • Intuit
  • Juniper Networks
  • Linkedin
  • Microsoft
  • Nielsen
  • Nokia
  • Oracle
  • RSA
  • SAP
  • Stripe
  • Symantec
  • Telefonica
  • Tenable
  • Trend Micro
  • VMware

In a talk, Microsoft President Brad Smith said:

“The devastating attacks from the past year demonstrate that cyber security is not just about what any single company can do but also about what we can all do together. This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world.”

The companies made commitments in followindg 4 areas.

1. Stronger defense

The companies will mount a stronger defense against cyberattacks. As part of this, recognizing that everyone deserves protection, the companies pledged to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks online.

2. No offense

The companies will not help governments launch cyberattacks against innocent citizens and enterprises, and will protect against tampering or exploitation of their products and services through every stage of technology development, design and distribution.

3. Capacity building

The companies will do more to empower developers and the people and businesses that use their technology, helping them improve their capacity for protecting themselves. This may include joint work on new security practices and new features the companies can deploy in their individual products and services.

4. Collective action

The companies will build on existing relationships and together establish new formal and informal partnerships with industry, civil society and security researchers to improve technical collaboration, coordinate vulnerability disclosures, share threats and minimize the potential for malicious code to be introduced into cyberspace.

According to Carolyn Herzog, General Counsel, Arm –The Tech Accord will help to protect the integrity of the one trillion connected devices we expect to see deployed within the next 20 years.

Companies that signed the accord plan to hold their first meeting during the security-focused RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco, and will focus on capacity building and collective action.

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