Microsoft India’s Keshav Dhakad on the need for security in the time of Covid-19

With fast moving technology and smart world the scamming is getting smart. Hence cyber crimes have also increased. To ensure security Microsoft is going to introduce a tool said Keshav Dhakad.

In an recent interview with Keshav Dhakad, he talks about how company is dealing with the issue of security and the need for it. Keshav Dhakad is the  group head and assistant general counsel – Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft India. Even he also adds the venerability of datas after and amid COVID-19.

As technology has became one of the key requirement for businesses the need for cyber security has also increased. During lockdown the Microsoft detected 9,100 total file between February 2 and May 2. Which includes malware and phishing emails.The hackers used this emails to trap the people to download malicious software. The high rise of such threats has created a need for high security and high protection for the user’s PC.

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An integrated design of privacy and security is developed. Likewise Microsoft processes a minimum of 8 trillion security signals every day. They use these security signals to proactively protect people from security threats. It invests over $1 billion annually on cyber security and for building advanced intelligence capability. Moreover Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit monitors threats and signals to identify and tackle COVID-19 themed attacks on their customers.

Also Read: Indian smartphone shipments nearly 50% in Q2, 2020 because of Corona virus.

Keshav Dhakad also added that the company uses multi-layered defense system. Like a tool that includes machine learning, detonation, and signal sharing to quickly find and shut down email attacks. Whenever  mechanisms detect a malicious email, URL or attachment, before reaching the inbox ,the message is blocked.

The team provides privacy and security controls for video conferences too. It safeguards user privacy, secures user identity and account information. Simultaneously protects data and defends customers against cyber security threats.

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