Announcing the Top MSRC 2020 Q3 Security Researchers

Following the MSRC’s 2020 Most Valuable Security Researchers announced during this year’s Black Hat, we’re excited to announce the top contributing researchers for the 2020 Third Quarter (Q3)!

The top three researchers of the 2020 Q3 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: David Dworken (1800 points), Cameron Vincent (1780 points), and Yuki Chen (1380 points).

Congratulations to everyone who made this quarter’s leaderboard and thank you to all of the researchers and your continued contributions to help secure our customers and the ecosystem.

RANK, NAME, POINTS; 1, DAVID DWORKEN, 1800; 2, CAMERON VINCENT, 1780; 3, YUKI CHEN, 1380; 4, DHANESH KIZHAKKINAN, 920; 5, ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG), 840; 6, CLAUDIO BOZZATO, 735; 6, LILITH 乁( ◔ ౪◔)ㄏ, 735; 8, STEVEN SEELEY (MR_ME), 710; 9, KDOT, 590; 10, FANGMING GU, 580; 11, SURESH C, 562; 12, LÊ HỮU QUANG LINH, 560; 13, QUAN JIN(@JQ0904), 510; 14, ANAS LAABAB, 450; 14, PHILIPPE LAULHERET (@PHLAUL), 450; 16, TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S, 440; 17, CALLUM CARNEY, 435; 18, MINGSHEN SUN, 375; 19, ANONYMOUS, 360; 19, WTM, 360; 19, ZHIBIN ZHANG, 360; 22, WAYNE LOW, 335; 23, YANG KANG(@DNPUSHME), 290; 24, ASHAR JAVED, 255; 25, OSKARS VEĢERIS, 240; 25, RAMZES, 240; 27, WENQUNWANG, 220; 27, ZER0MEM, 220; 29, PAUL LITVAK, 210; 30, @EAYEP , 180; 30, HAO LI, 180; 30, ISMAIL, 180; 33, ALEX BIRSAN, 160; 33, HYUNGSEOK HAN, 160; 33, JARVIS_1OOP, 160; 33, JONAS LYKKEGAARD, 160; 33, K0SHL, 160

Each quarterly leaderboard recognizes the top five percent of security researchers, based on their total points. This 2020 Q3 leaderboard reflects point values for cases that are:

  • Submitted and assessed by the MSRC team between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020
  • Submitted between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 (last program period), but assessed after July 1, 2020

Interested in making it to next quarter’s leaderboard? Check out the MSRC Researcher Recognition Program page to learn about the points calculation, research multipliers, and more!

Stay safe and rock on! We look forward to seeing you in the next leaderboard!

Past MSRC Quarterly Leaderboards:

Sylvie Liu & Lynn Miyashita, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center

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