Microsoft Opens Transparency Center in Brazil to Support Latin American Governments

new-microsoft-logo_EMMicrosoft has unveiled a transparency center in Brazil to promote safe computing and address security needs of governments in Latin America.

The company said Wednesday the Brazil location adds to previously established Microsoft Transparency Centers in Washington, Belgium and Singapore.

Microsoft added the centers support the company’s Government Security Program which gives participating government agencies the opportunity to review Microsoft product source codes as well as cybersecurity-related information from Microsoft programs.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft corporate vice president for worldwide public sector, said the Brazil transparency center will build on efforts to boost transparency, privacy, control, security and compliance of Microsoft technologies.

Marcelo Pagotti, secretary of information technology at Brazil’s ministry of planning, development and management, signed a protocol of intentions to join GSP and extend Microsoft’s partnership with public sector entities in Brazil, Microsoft said.

Microsoft’s has consolidated cybersecurity information sources — previously issued through the Cyber Threat Intelligence Program, Security Cooperation Program, Microsoft Malware Protection Center and Microsoft Security Response Center — under GSP.

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