Microsoft expands its strategic partnership

The company will serve as a founding sponsor of Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative

Daniel Tkacik

May 11, 2022

Microsoft and CyLab

Source: CyLab

Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CyLab in becoming a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative (FutureEnterprise@CyLab).

“Security and privacy have been a focus for Microsoft for a long time, but as the world becomes more and more digital, security and privacy are impacting every individual and organization in the world,” says Ravi Kiran Poluri, Partner Research Architect at Microsoft. “The combination of world class research, security focus, and CyLab’s ability to partner with industry leaders makes them an ideal partner for Microsoft.”

Poluri says that the company’s goals in sponsoring the initiative are to propel academic-level research into challenges relevant to the security industry, hear new ideas and directions to expand Microsoft’s perspectives, develop lasting research and recruitment relationships between both institutions, and transfer applicable innovations into their products to help them better serve their customers.

Microsoft is very interested in joining CMU and industry leaders to solve some of the hard security problems together.

Ravi Kiran Poluri, Partner Research Architect, Microsoft

“FutureEnterprise@CyLab is very interesting to Microsoft because it brings world class academic organizations, industry leaders, and the research community together,” says Poluri. “Microsoft is very interested in joining CMU and industry leaders to solve some of the hard security problems together.”

FutureEnterprise@CyLab, which has a mission to rethink security across enterprise ecosystems through innovations in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, and human factors research, is co-directed by CyLab’s Lujo Bauer, a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Institute for Software Research, and ECE professor Vyas Sekar.

“CyLab has had a great partnership with Microsoft for several years now, and we are excited to see that partnership grow with their sponsorship of our new initiative,” says Bauer. “We look forward to collaborating on new solutions to tomorrow’s enterprise security challenges.”

To learn more about partnering with CMU CyLab and the Future Enterprise Security initiative, contact the CyLab Partnerships team.