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Month Archives: July 2011

From Bounties to the BlueHat Prize – Evolutionary Thinking in Valuing Security Research

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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 Today on the MSRC blog, Matt Thomlinson announced the BlueHat Prize, the first and largest incentive prize Microsoft has ever offered to seek out and reward new ideas in computer security defense.

MSRC Progress Report Shows Continued Progress of MSRC Key Initiatives

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today, the MSRC released its third annual progress report highlighting advancements of key Microsoft programs designed to help prevent and defend against online threats. The Microsoft programs featured in this paper include the following: The Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) programs are intended to help protect customers through innovative industry collaboration and information sharing.

Q&A From July 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hello, Today we published the July Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded thirteen questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. There were two questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer and we have included those questions and answers on the Q&A page.