The General Manager and Associate General Counsel of Microsoft’s Digital Security Unit, Ms Flynn Goodwin says cyber collaboration and information are key to promoting cybersecurity.
Goodwin said this in her brief titled: “The Pivotal Importance of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Cooperation in Strengthening Security” during a three-week Cybersecurity Virtual Reporting on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ongoing program was organised by Foreign Press Centers (FPC).
She stated that there was the need to keep watch at most aggressively developing nation state attack activity so that there can be a creative way to prevent those types of attacks at scale.
Goodwin said that public-private cooperation was necessary, particularly in incident response, adding that it is essential to partner with governments to understand how issues were most effectively impacting.
She said: “the ability to exchange information is really key. And so, I am confident that with examples like the Cyber Collaboration Center, which is a terrific way under stress to be able to move faster with experts when we need to respond.
“We are going to continue to evolve the public-private partnership because we believe that the role of the private sector is essential to improving cybersecurity.
“Not only the technology that we are creating now which helps us spot nation state attacks and stop them at scale globally, but we need to continue to watch those who are most aggressively pursuing nations.”
She informed that Microsoft is largely focused on cloud-based cyber attacks by having the ability to see when nation states, cyber mercenaries or criminals attack customers through the cloud technologies.
“Our work is largely focused on cloud-based cyber attacks.
“We have the ability to see when nation states or cyber mercenaries or criminals are attacking customers through the cloud technologies,” he said.