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Microsoft wants to work with Trump and Congress on cybersecurity

Reported by CNBC: 

Microsoft wants to work with Congress to establish cybersecurity measures for civilians, the company’s president told CNBC Wednesday.

He added that the company also wanted to work with the President Donald Trump administration to tackle technological dangers to society.

“We need to find ways to work with President Trump as we worked with President (Barack) Obama,” Smith said.

As well as working with a newly divided Congress, Microsoft was looking to create a global forcefield against security threats.

“We’re hoping to see governments as well as companies and organizations from across civil society endorse the kinds of principles that we need: principles that will protect civilians, principles that will protect elections, principles that will protect the availability of the internet,” Smith said, explaining that those principles were always under threat.

Security is a core element of Microsoft’s agenda. Speaking at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London last week, CEO Satya Nadella voiced his support for privacy to be considered a human right.

Last year, the company acquired Israeli cybersecurity firm Hexadite for a reported $100 million.