Microsoft has launched an Asian executive board to facilitate the exchange of best practices on technology, intelligence and resource sharing between leaders of government agencies and private sector companies.
The Asia-Pacific Public Sector Cybersecurity Executive Council is made up of 15 executives from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei and South Korea, and has the support of Microsoft cybersecurity professionals, the company.
Members will hold quarterly virtual meetings to discuss new cybersecurity technologies and cyber threats.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, told the APAC Public Sector Summit on May 6 that Indonesia and Malaysia are hosting new regions of data centers backed by the company. Data center regions align with the national empowerment plans to which Microsoft is committed.
He noted in a keynote speech that Microsoft has observed a second wave of digital transformation as governments accelerate their implementation of new resilient technologies.
“This coalition is certainly establishing stronger partnerships with industry leaders and professionals that enable us to strengthen our security stances and combat cybercrime,” commented Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.