Community-based Defense

Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2022 Q3 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2022 Q3 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Zhiyi Zhang, Yuki Chen, and Dang The Tuyen! Check out the full list of researchers …

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Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs Year in Review: $13.7M in Rewards

The Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs and partnerships with the global security research community are important parts of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending customers against security threats. Our bounty programs incentivize security research in high-impact areas to stay ahead of the ever-changing security landscapes, emerging technology, and new threats. Security Researchers help us secure millions of …

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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 …

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Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2022 Q2 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2022 Q2 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Yuki Chen, Zhiyi Zhang, and William Söderberg! Check out the full list of researchers recognized …

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Congratulations and New Swag Awards for the Top MSRC 2022 Q1 Security Researchers!

Today, we are excited to recognize this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard and share new swag awards and improvements to the leaderboard. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2022 Q1 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Yuki Chen, William Söderberg, …

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Expanding High Impact Scenario Awards for Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs

We are excited to announce the addition of scenario-based bounty awards to the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Bounty Program and M365 Bounty Program. Through these new scenario-based bounty awards, we encourage researchers to focus their research on vulnerabilities that have the highest potential impact on customer privacy and security. Awards increase by up to …

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On-Premises Servers Products are Here! Introducing the Applications and On-Premises Servers Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft is excited to announce the addition of Exchange on-premises, SharePoint on-premises, and Skype for Business on-premises to the Applications and On-Premises Servers Bounty Program.  Through this expanded program, we encourage researchers to discover and report high-impact security vulnerabilities to help protect customers. We offer awards up to $26,000 USD for eligible submissions. The following …

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Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2021 Q4 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2021 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: rezer0dai (780 points), Callum Carney (750 points), and wtm (615 points)! In addition to our regular leaderboard, we …

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Expanding the Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program

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 expanding the program to recognize more security researchers in more ways for their contributions to protecting customers, and we published the first new leaderboard …

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New High Impact Scenarios and Awards for the Azure Bounty Program

Microsoft is excited to announce new Azure Bounty Program awards up to $60,000 to encourage and reward vulnerability research focused on the highest potential impact to customer security. These increased awards are a part of our ongoing investment in partnership with the security research community, and an important part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending …

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