Microsoft launches Asia Pacific Cybersecurity Executive Council

Microsoft has launched the first Asia Pacific Cybersecurity Executive Council aiming towards building strong communication channels sharing best practices and addressing cyber threats across countries.

The council includes the influencers and policymakers from several countries such as Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei supporting cybersecurity professionals. The aim is to share the threat intelligence and accelerate the partnership between public-private cybersecurity.

This is to strengthen the security defence and build a strong coalition. The council was launched due to the increase in ransomware and malware attacks encountered in these countries. There has been an increase of 1.6 and 1.7 times in malware and ransomware attacks in these countries as compared to others.

The council is planning to have quarterly meetings (virtually) on cybersecurity solutions and threats. Along with this, the hands-on lab sessions, Microsoft security certification training, and dedicated workshops will be a plus for the council improving the digital skills of the workforce and reducing the talent gap in the industry.