Congratulations to the MSRC 2022 Most Valuable Researchers!

The Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program offers public thanks and recognition to security researchers who help protect our customers through discovering and sharing security vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

Today, we are excited to recognize this year’s top 100 Most Valuable Researchers (MVRs) based on the total number of points earned for each valid report. Congratulations to each of our MSRC 2022 Most Valuable Researchers! Check out the full list of researchers recognized this year here

RANK, RESEARCHER, POINTS; 1, YUKI CHEN, 6495; 2, TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S, 2305; 3, CALLUM CARNEY, 2152.5; 4, WILLIAM SÖDERBERG, 2092.5; 5, WTM, 2070; 6, MOHAMMAD DEILAMY(MDM), 1880; 7, ZHIYI ZHANG, 1650; 8, SURESH CHELLADURAI, 1162.5; 9, ERIK DONKER, 1100; 10, ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG), 1062.5.

This list recognizes researchers who submitted valid vulnerabilities between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and earned the most points. To learn more about our program scope and how to earn points for each valid vulnerability, check out our program page.

In addition to our top 100 leaderboard, our annual technology area-specific leaderboards recognize researchers who have submitted high-impact vulnerabilities in particular product areas.

Congratulations to the top Azure researchers this year: William Söderberg, Terry Zhang @pnig0s, and wtm!

Rank Name; 1 WILLIAM SÖDERBERG; 2 TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S; 3 WTM; 4 ZHIYI ZHANG; 5 CALLUM CARNEY; 6 SURESH CHELLADURAI; 7 HP; 8 NIR OHFELD (@NIROHFELD); 9 SHIR; 10 ĐẶNG THẾ TUYẾN; 11 SZYMON HEIDRICH; 12 ANAS LAABAB; 13 RODRIGO RAMOS DA SILVEIRA; 14 SICK.CODES; 15 CLAUDIO BOZZATO; 15 LILITH ヽ(=_= ;)ノ💖💀; 15 SAGI TZADIK (@SAGITZ_); 18 DIRK-JAN MOLLEMA; 18 NGO WEI LIN (@CREASTERY); 20 TZAH PAHIMA.

Congratulations to the top Office researchers this year: ramzes, Hector Peralta (p3rr0), and Anonymous!

Rank Name; 1 RAMZES; 2 HECTOR PERALTA (P3RR0); 3 ANONYMOUS; 4 ĐẶNG THẾ TUYẾN; 5 ANONYMOUS; 6 SHILONGAN; 7 AVISHAI REDELMAN; 7 PEACEMAKER; 9 ADRIAN IVASCU; 9 ANONYMOUS; 9 DZMITRY SMALIAK; 9 QUAN JIN(@JQ0904); 9 TIANZE DING (@D1IV3).

Congratulations to the top Windows researchers this year: Yuki Chen, k0shl, and rezer0dai!

Rank Name; 1 YUKI CHEN; 2 K0SHL; 3 REZER0DAI; 4 LIUBENJIN; 5 ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG); 6 JARVIS_1OOP; 7 HAIFEI LI; 8 XUEFENG LI; 9 RYELV (@B2AHEX); 10 AZUREYANG; 11 DHANESH KIZHAKKINAN; 12 HYUNGSEOK HAN; 13 TOBIAS GROß; 14 I4MCHR00T; 15 LUO QUAN; 16 BEE13OY; 17 ANDREA PIERINI; 18 JEONGOH KYEA; 19 BUGWHALE; 20 ANONYMOUS.

And new for our annual recognition, congratulations to the top Dynamics 365 researchers this year: Mohammad Deilamy (MDM), Erik Donker, and Fabian Schmidt!

Rank Name; 1 MOHAMMAD DEILAMY(MDM); 2 ERIK DONKER; 3 FABIAN SCHMIDT; 4 ADRIAN IVASCU; 4 BATRAM; 6 HÀ ANH HOÀNG; 7 TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S; 8 ZAHRA IZADI AMIRI; 9 ANAS LAABAB; 10 CHEN COHEN; 10 JORDI SASTRE; 10 MEAREG HUNEGNAW.

In addition to MVR status, researchers are awarded badges to represent the following achievements:

Accuracy – recognizes researchers with 100% accuracy, meaning all of their submissions were valid vulnerability reports

Impact – recognizes high impact work, with the average points per valid vulnerability report at or above the 90th percentile

Volume – recognizes a larger body of work, requiring at least five valid vulnerability reports

But wait…there’s more! Our 2022 MVRs will receive an MSRC swag box and digital badges to share their accomplishments on social media and professional portfolios. Researchers will be receiving an email from msrcmvr@microsoft.com in the coming month to claim their swag and badges.

Congratulations to each of the researchers recognized and thank you for continuing to partner with us to secure customers. We’re excited to see what you do in the next year!

Lynn Miyashita, MSRC