Microsoft Launches New Cyber Defense Operations Center

With a touch of a button on the wall outside Microsoft Corp.’s Cyber Defense Operations Center, opaque windows turn clear, offering visitors a glimpse of the high-tech bunker where the software giant’s security engineers work to thwart hackers. The new facility is at the heart of Microsoft’s campaign to rebuild its reputation for security at a time when the number of potential targets for cyberattacks -- from smartphones to corporate servers and Web services -- has exploded.