Cybersecurity Dive June 14, 2024
David Jones

Brad Smith detailed plans to tie compensation to security, as lawmakers raised new questions about the company’s commitment to transparency.

Microsoft President Brad Smith promised to move forward with significant culture changes at the tech giant as the company accepted full responsibility for its security failures, he said in testimony Thursday before the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Smith, who also serves as vice chair, testified before lawmakers Thursday in response to a blistering report from the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board that analyzed Microsoft’s security culture following the summer 2023 hack of Microsoft Exchange Online by a state-linked threat group.

Smith was asked repeatedly during the hearing about whether Microsoft is changing its culture to encourage workers to...

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