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Business Tour, 06 October 2015

Microsoft CyberCrime Centre Microsoft Technology Centre

Visit Microsoft’s new Cybercrime Centre in Singapore

Each year, there are now close to 400 million victims of cybercrime globally, costing public and private organisations billions of dollars in losses. What’s more, the increasingly ubiquitous connectivity of both consumers and businesses means malware and cyber threats are accelerating across the globe. No one government, company or organisation can successfully fight cybercrime alone – the need for trans-national knowledge-sharing and strategic collaboration between public and private organisations to build a strong foundation for future innovation has never been more paramount.

It is within this context that Microsoft recently launched its Asia Pacific Cybercrime Satellite Centre in Singapore. Established as an extension of the Microsoft’s global Cybercrime Centre in Redmond, USA, the Singapore facility acts as a nodal point to drive strategic threat-intelligence sharing and cybersecurity partnerships with key industry and government stakeholders that foster a safer Internet ecosystem across Asia-Pacific.

Supported by 10 Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) attorneys, 2 DCU investigators and 6 business analysts, the Centre provides a continuous feed of real-time threat information. The Microsoft team of international legal and technical experts leverages the Centre’s tools to aggregate and apply collated data as well as proactively share cybercrime-fighting best-practices with customers and industry partners on a global scale.

In this event, participants learnt about the different strategies cyber-criminals use to target individuals and organisations in APAC. They experienced a live data demonstration of the current cyber-threats taking place across the region and learnt how Microsoft’s team of technical and legal experts partners with customers, Governments and legal authorities addressed cyber-security threats in APAC. Following that, participants toured the Microsoft Technology Centre and saw the future of innovation and Information Technology.

 

About the Speakers

 

Jeff is Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan. Based in Singapore, he oversees Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs teams across the region. This includes supporting commercial transactions and providing regulatory counsel to business groups on public policy issues such as intellectual property rights, privacy, Internet security and safety, competition, and international trade. Bullwinkel joined Microsoft in 2000.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Bullwinkel was with Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, an international law firm based in New York. He also served as a federal prosecutor with the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice (DOJ) from 1996 to 2000.

A New York native, Bullwinkel graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his law degree from New York University. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Keshav is the Regional Director of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit in Asia Pacific. He is also the chairman of Business Software Alliance Asia Committee.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, Keshav was a partner with the Intellectual Property (IP) law firm of Anand & Anand in New Delhi and headed its IT and E-commerce legal department. Keshav graduated in law from the University of Delhi in 1999 and completed his Masters (LLM) in IP law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, USA. He worked with the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard in New York City before returning to Anand & Anand in New Delhi.

Keshav obtained his license to practice law before the New York State Bar in 2003.

     
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