Thirty-four tech companies, including Microsoft, have signed an accord agreeing to protect their customers and oppose state-sponsored attacks on users. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was also signed by Dell, LinkedIn and Facebook, and included a pledge to improve their own cybersecurity defenses as well as empowering their customers to do the same and collaborate with organizations to bolster cybersecurity as a whole.
Microsoft President Brad Smith stated the accord will help tech companies “take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world.” For all those who signed the accord however, there were some major players in the industry notably absent, including Google, Amazon and Apple. Additionally, no companies based in Russia, North Korea, Iran or China, countries that hold the blame for some of the most recent large-scale cybersecurity attacks, were part of the four-point agreement.
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