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Month Archives: March 2017

Announcing the new Bug Bounty Program for Office Insider Builds on Windows

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

We’ve engineered Office to be secure by design and continually invest in enhancing its security capabilities. In the spirit of maintaining a high security bar in Office, we’re launching the Bug Bounty Program for Office Insider Builds on Windows. The Office Bug Bounty Program complements our continuous internal engineering investments that include designing secure features through threat modeling, security in code reviews, security automation, and internal penetration testing.

Microsoft BlueHat v17 Dates Announced - Update 4/3/2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Update - The Call For Papers (CFP) for BlueHat v17 will be held from 6/1/2017 - 8/18/2017. We will be setting up a submissions portal for web based submissions of papers. The portal will be live on 6/1/2017. Please do not send submissions to Microsoft is pleased to announce that the dates for BlueHat v17 have been set for November 8-9, 2017, here in Redmond, WA USA.

March 2017 security update release

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Today we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found on the Security Update Guide. Security bulletins were also published this month to give customers extra time to ensure they are ready to transition their processes.

Office 365 security researchers: Double your bounties March-May 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Microsoft strives to protect our customers and we’re constantly improving our security posture to meet their needs. We realize the desire of researchers and customers to security test our services to ensure they can trust us and our solutions. We also believe that if a researcher informs us of a security flaw in our Office 365 services, they should be awarded for protecting us.