Community-based Defense

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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It’s Official – The Way We Recognize Our Security Researchers

We deeply appreciate the partnership of the many talented security researchers who report vulnerabilities to Microsoft through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. We pay bounties for research in key areas, and each year at Black Hat USA, we’ve recognized the most impactful researchers helping to protect the ecosystem. That’s not changing; we’re continuing to expand our bounty …

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

Today we announce the top organizational candidates for Vulnerability Top Contributors, Threat Indicator Top Submitters, and Zero-Day Top 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. This bi-directional sharing program of threat …

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Announcing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Bounty program

One of Microsoft’s many security investments to protect customers is in the partnerships we build with the external security research community. We are excited to announce the launch of the Dynamics 365 Bounty program and welcome researchers to seek out and disclose any high impact vulnerabilities they may find in Dynamics 365. Rewards up to …

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Inside the MSRC – Customer-centric incident response

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is an integral part of Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center (CDOC) that brings together security response experts from across the company to help protect, detect, and respond to threats in real-time. Staffed with dedicated teams 24×7, the CDOC has direct access to thousands of security professionals, data scientists, and …

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BlueHat Prize entries: The final tally is…

Handle: k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead, Head of Microsoft’s Security Community and Strategy Team Likes: Cool vulns, BlueHat, soldering irons, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice The entries are in! After a last-minute wave of fresh entries to the first-ever BlueHat Prize, the final count for this year’s contest stands at …

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