A Microsoft logo can be seen in Los Angeles, California, the United States, June 14, 2016. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson / File Photo

Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Former Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Cloud manager Charlie Bell said he was with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) lead a newly formed role in overseeing cybersecurity operations.

Bell, who will begin as Executive Vice President, stated in a LinkedIn post that his role will include dealing with digital fraud, ransomware attacks and the public disclosure of private information.

Bell’s appointment comes at a time when Microsoft has been hit hard over cybersecurity flaws.

Last week, the company warned some of its Azure cloud computing customers that a fatal flaw discovered by security researchers could have allowed hackers to gain access to their data. Continue reading

At the end of August, security experts at Wiz described a database error that would have allowed one customer to change someone else’s data on the Azure cloud platform. Continue reading

Bell, who reported to the former Amazon for a long time …


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