Stephanie Calabrese

BlueHat 2023 Call for Papers is Now Open!

For nearly 20 years, BlueHat has been where the security research community, and Microsoft security professionals come together as peers, to share, debate, challenge, learn, and exchange ideas in the interest of creating a safer and more secure world for all. We are extremely excited to announce that BlueHat is back in-person and the 2023 …

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Curious, Innovative, Creative, Community Driven: Meet Cyb3rWard0g, Roberto Rodriquez

When I grow up I want to be? Dancer or a veterinarian Happiest memories: Tearing up the dance floor at weddings and playing soccer in the streets of Lima, Peru Previous Job roles: Mopped floors for McDonalds, packed boxes at an Avon warehouse, Manager at Olive Garden, Beer taster/server and then dove into tech and …

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Researcher Spotlight: Hector Peralta’s Evolution from Popcorn Server to the MSRC Leaderboards

“The bug bounty literally changed my life. Before this, I had nothing.” Coolest thing he purchased: His first vehicle! Best gift to give: Buying his nephew gaming accessories. Favorite Hacking Companion: His two cats. They’re always by his side when he is working late. Origin of his Hacker name: The word dog in Spanish is …

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Increasing Representation of Women in Security Research

Microsoft is committed to partnering with and supporting women in security research. Whether it’s growing women early in their career, or connecting people with mentors, we want to be a part of the journey. Throughout Women’s History Month we intentionally sought opportunities to engage with women in security research. Whether at an intimate gathering of …

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Researcher Spotlight: Cyber Viking Nate Warfield is Here to Help

“There are few jobs where I can say, I make two billion people more secure on the internet every single day.” Childhood Look: Goth kid, all in black Current Look: Cyber Viking Childhood hobby: Head banging to Metallica, Marilyn Manson, and Guns N’ Roses Current hobby: n0x08 DJ’s Live events around the world. Check him …

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Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Nestori Syynimaa’s Constant Mission Protecting Identities

“When you find the things I find, they really matter. They affect everybody’s security.” Currently streaming: The Expanse and Lost in Space on Netflix Currently listening to: Amorphis, Architects, and Killswitch Engage Currently running: 130 kilometers (or ~80 miles) a month Currently playing: Floorball (a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper) …

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BlueHat is Back!

After a short hiatus, BlueHat is coming back with a vengeance! And we’ve got big plans for the entire researcher community. But first, I must apologize. It’s been a while since you have heard from us. We didn’t have BlueHat 2020 or 2021, and we know that was disappointing. It was partly due to the …

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