Microsoft is a long-term partner for many governments around the world seeking to build a safe and trusted digital environment. As such, we are excited to announce today that we have signed our newest Government Security Program (GSP) agreement with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).
This latest agreement builds on our 12-year cybersecurity partnership with NATO, now renewed under the GSP’s newly-expanded remit.
Microsoft is committed to helping build a more secure European and global cyberspace. For this, trust and cooperation between public and private sectors is essential. In June, we opened the Transparency Center in Brussels, where GSP participants can review and assess the source code of Microsoft products in a secure environment. Since then, there have been more additions to the GSP community, including the European Commission and since today NATO, which now brings the total number of participants to 44 different agencies from 26 governments and organizations worldwide.
By partnering with both the European Commission and NATO, Europe’s two most important organizations working on security issues, we can play our part in helping to shore up Europe’s cyber-defenses.
Boosting overall European cybersecurity is essential for Europe’s digital transformation – as the European Commission has pointed out in its Cybersecurity Strategy, in the recently-adopted European Agenda for Security and in the ambitious Digital Single Market Strategy. This will foster trust in technology and pave the way for digitally-driven growth and prosperity. We look forward to playing our part in this process through current and future partnerships.
To read more on today’s announcement, head to the Microsoft on Government Blog.