(Reuters) – Former Amazon.com Inc cloud govt Charlie Bell mentioned he has joined Microsoft Corp to steer a newly shaped position overseeing cybersecurity operations.

Bell, who will begin as an govt vp, indicated in a LinkedIn publish that his position will embody coping with digital fraud, ransomware assaults and with public publicity of personal knowledge.

Bell’s appointment comes at a time when Microsoft has been hit arduous when it comes to cybersecurity shortcomings.

Final week, the corporate warned a few of its Azure cloud computing prospects {that a} main flaw found by safety researchers might have allowed hackers entry to their knowledge.

In late August, safety consultants at Wiz described a database flaw that additionally would have allowed one buyer to change one other’s knowledge within the Azure cloud platform.

Bell, who lengthy reported to former Amazon Net Providers chief Andy Jassy and oversaw the engineering groups engaged on AWS’s predominant software program providers, will report on to Microsoft Chief Govt Officer Satya Nadella, Bloomberg Information mentioned.

Bell started his profession as a developer of mini-computer software program utilized in engineering of house shuttle payload mixes. He joined Amazon in 1998 after his startup was acquired by the e-commerce big.

“I am thrilled to affix Microsoft to tackle one of many best challenges of our time, main a newly shaped engineering group: Safety, Compliance, Id, and Administration,” Bell wrote in a LinkedIn publish. (https://bit.ly/3nCOsVU)

Bell will begin his position formally as soon as “a decision is reached together with his former employer,” Bloomberg added, citing an e-mail from Nadella. (https://bloom.bg/3Ek8ev8)

Microsoft spokesperson Frank Shaw, in an announcement to Reuters, mentioned, “We’re delicate to the significance of working via these points collectively, as we have completed when 5 current Microsoft executives moved throughout city to work for Amazon.”

Amazon didn’t reply to a Reuters request for touch upon Bell’s new job.

(Reporting by Tiyashi Datta and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Shailesh Kuber)