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Microsoft has hired more cybersecurity specialists as part, the company said, in an effort to improve cybersecurity for the workplace.
According to a release from the company, the hiring is part of an initiative aimed at improving cybersecurity.
The company announced in December that it was hiring more than 100 cybersecurity specialists to work on its “Smart Incident Response” team.
The team focuses on cybersecurity in the workplace, and Microsoft said in a statement that they will be working on “security and compliance issues and security in the information technology (IT) environment.”
In the same announcement, Microsoft said it had added “more than 5,500 new cybersecurity professionals to its team, adding more than 500 new positions since October 2016.
In addition, the number of cybersecurity jobs that were added in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 3,400.”
Microsoft said that the company has been hiring new cybersecurity talent in an attempt to address the security challenges of today and to improve the resilience of its network in the future.
The company said it expects that the hiring of cybersecurity experts will “help us to provide more efficient and secure IT services and help us provide more flexibility and autonomy for employees and customers.”
The hiring of new cybersecurity experts comes on the heels of the announcement by the company that it is hiring another 20 cybersecurity experts to work in its cyber security team.
Microsoft has also hired more than 50 engineers to work with its cybersecurity team.
Microsoft is currently hiring for about 8,000 cybersecurity positions, the release stated.