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Microsoft supports commission calling for re-establishment of U.S. cyber czar

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Microsoft holds device-launching event in Barcelona ahead of the 2019 Mobile World Congress
Microsoft holds device-launching event in Barcelona ahead of the 2019 Mobile World Congress

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> said on Thursday it supports the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which recommends the re-establishment of a cybersecurity czar.

The commission has called for the establishment of a single individual responsible for leading national cybersecurity strategy and coordinating federal government efforts.

"In current practice, the lack of U.S. leadership in key dialogues at the United Nations and multi-stakeholder convenings such as the Paris Call for Trust and Security has inhibited progress," the company said in a blog post https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/09/24/cyberspace-solarium-commission-cyberattacks-cybersecurity.

(Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)