In what may ensure better cyber security, Microsoft would now onwards provide pre-patch vulnerability information to key "government entities", the computer giant announced in a post.
Seeming to be a strange assertion on the face though, the MSRC has cited examples such as Critical Infrastructure behind its move. Also, it feels that rapid response to time-sensitive critical information isn't something that government agencies are well known for being capable of.
Governments, the post mentioned, are the key link between private and public sectors for protection against cyber attacks and provide liaison between those sectors.
Stressing the need for Government-level co-ordination on the transfer of information via cyber mode, Microsoft feels most information flow seems to be from the private sector (Information Security vendors, mainly) to both the public and private sector at approximately the same time. The security practice, the company feels, would bring down most common attack routes. And those remaining, it says, would have some business case for being kept open.
The focus of Microsoft’s Critical Infrastructure Partner Program (CIPP) would be to provide valuable insights on security policy, including strategies, approaches to help aid the protection efforts for critical infrastructures. Though Microsoft has given such access to certain private companies for a while in order to facilitate their own security products, it is being extended to governments now.
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