Community-based Defense

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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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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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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Announcing 2019 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers

Earlier today we announced MSRC’s 2018-2019 Most Valuable Security Researchers at Black Hat. The following 75 researchers hail from all corners of the world and possess varied experience and skills, yet all of them have contributed to securing the Microsoft’s customers and the broader ecosystem. For over a decade, one of Microsoft’s partners in vulnerability …

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Azure Security Lab: a new space for Azure research and collaboration

Azure is exceptionally secure.  To help keep it that way, we are doubling the top bounty reward for Azure vulnerabilities to $40,000.  But we aren’t stopping there.   To make it easier for security researchers to confidently and aggressively test Azure, we are inviting a select group of talented individuals to come and do their worst …

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