MSRC Team

MSRC is going to ROOTCON!

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) works with partners all over the world to protect Microsoft customers. This week we’re headed to the Philippines to meet security researchers and bounty hunters at ROOTCON 13! Planning on attending ROOTCON? If you want to learn more about how you can earn rewards for reporting vulnerabilities to Microsoft …

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Meet the BlueHat Content Advisory Board

We couldn’t do BlueHat without the Content Advisory Board, the brain trust reviewing submissions to the CFP. Representing both Microsoft and other parts of security community, the CAB applies their industry and speaker experience to create the BlueHat agenda that’s the right mix of topics and perspectives. We really appreciate the time these people take …

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Calling all breakers & builders: BlueHat Seattle registration is open!

Exciting changes are coming to BlueHat Seattle 2019! If you’d like to attend this premier security conference, we have good news for you: registration for BlueHat Seattle is now open and we hope you register.   Wait, isn’t BlueHat invitation-only? It is…but if we haven’t sent you an invitation, we encourage you to request a seat. Visit our registration site and tell us a little bit about yourself. We’re reviewing all application requests and will send a confirmation if you are selected.   The BlueHat conference team is creating an engaging two-day agenda to provide a …

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Attacking the VM Worker Process

In the past year we invested a lot of time making Hyper-V research more accessible to everyone. Our first blog post, “First Steps in Hyper-V Research”, describes the tools and setup for debugging the hypervisor and examines the interesting attack surfaces of the virtualization stack components. We then published “Fuzzing para-virtualized devices in Hyper-V”, which …

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September 2019 Security Updates

We have released the September security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security Update Guide. As a reminder, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be out of …

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BlueHat Seattle 2019 Call for Papers is Now Open!

2019 has seen a phenomenal BlueHatIL in February followed by a wildly successful BlueHat Shanghai in May… now it’s time to come back home for BlueHat Seattle!  2 days of hands-on technical training (October 22-23, 2019)  2 days of conference talks from industry-leading security researchers and cyber defenders (October 24-25, 2019)  great creative spaces ready …

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Acquiring a VHD to Investigate

In a previous post we described some of the differences between on-premises/physical forensics and cyber investigations and those performed in the cloud, and how this can make cloud forensics challenging. That blog post described a method of creating and maintaining a VM image which can be distributed to multiple regions, allowing you to deploy this …

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Scalable infrastructure for investigations and incident response

Traditional computer forensics and cyber investigations are as relevant in the cloud as they are in on-premise environments, but the methods in which to access and perform such investigations differ. This post will describe some of the challenges of bringing on-premises forensics techniques to the cloud and show one solution to overcome these challenges, using …

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August 2019 Security Updates

We have released the August security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security Update Guide. As a reminder, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be out of …

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Microsoft Announces Top Three Contributing Partners in the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

Today Microsoft announced the MAPP program Top Vulnerability Contributors, Top Threat Indicator Submitters, and Top Zero-Day Reporting for the period of July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The Microsoft Active Protections Program provides security and protection to customers through cooperation and collaboration with industry leading partners. While all MAPP partners have made a significant …

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