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

FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen next to a cloud in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp 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.

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