Microsoft Spends $1B on Cybersecurity R&D Per Year (CIO Dive)


Microsoft clearly sees cybersecurity as a growing priority, and perhaps also a strategic investment for future growth. The company has already experimented with biometrics in Windows Hello, which allows users to scan their face, iris or fingerprints to verify their identity and sign in, as part of the Windows 10 operating system.

Large investments in new cybersecurity methods could potentially pay off big if a groundbreaking new security method emerges.

As technology continues to advance rapidly, even well-established companies like Microsoft must continue to look for the next big thing in order to ensure future survival for itself, as well as its customer base.