Expanding Horizons

The original Security Vulnerability Research & Defense (SVRD) blog was launched in 2007, with the intent of providing more information about vulnerabilities in Microsoft software, mitigations and workarounds and active attacks.

The blog is now expanding its focus a bit (and changing its name slightly), to include postings contributed by the Microsoft Security Engineering Center (MSEC) Security Science team. This team develops more effective and scalable ways to find vulnerabilities, researches and applies innovative exploit mitigation techniques to Microsoft products, and focuses on tracking and providing early warning of new exploits.

In the blog, you’ll still find all the juicy spill-over technical stuff from the MSRC bulletins: information that’s discovered during Microsoft’s technical investigation of security issues that the team feels will help customers protect themselves. With this change, you’ll also now hear about new security defenses and other applied research that the Security Science team is working on.

Generally the Security Science team’s postings will happen once per month, outside of the Security Update Tuesday cycle. Our hope is that this change will give customers an even better view of our efforts to harden future products and at the same time continue to provide helpful and timely information on vulnerabilities and threats.

Matt Thomlinson, Sr. Director of Security Engineering, TWC Security

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