A Microsoft under attack from government and tech rivals after ‘preventable’ hack ties executive pay to cyberthreats


Microsoft has come under fire recently from both the U.S. government and rival companies for its failure to stop a Chinese hack of its systems last summer.

One change the tech giant is making in response: linking executive compensation more closely to cybersecurity. In April, a government review board described a hack of Microsoft last summer attributed to China as “preventable.” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Safety Review Board pointed to “a cascade of errors” and a corporate culture at Microsoft “that deprioritized enterprise security investments and rigorous risk management.”

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