Microsoft works with law enforcement worldwide to make the Internet safer

They don’t wear superhero capes or masks, but the Internet Safety Enforcement Team at Microsoft works hard to make the Internet a safer place for you and your family.


The Internet Safety Enforcement Team is a group of nearly three dozen former prosecutors, investigators, software engineers, and business professionals who work together to deter cybercrime.


“We offer what we do best—technology—to help law enforcement do what they do best: investigate and prosecute crimes, ” says Tim Cranton, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Worldwide Internet Safety.


The Internet Safety Enforcement team is not only focused on stopping spam or e-mail phishing scams. Cranton says, “We understand from our law enforcement partners, for example, that nearly every crime they investigate has a digital component of some kind. Even crimes committed entirely offline usually include some pieces of digital evidence, whether on a cell phone, computer, or otherwise.”


For a Q&A with Tim Cranton and an update on the Internet Safety Enforcement Team’s latest endeavors, see Microsoft Calls on Global Public-Private Partnerships to Help in the Fight Against Cybercrime. 

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »