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Announcing MSRC 2019 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard

Following the first Security Researcher Quarterly Leaderboard we published in October 2019, we are excited to announce the MSRC Q4 2019 Security Researcher Leaderboard, which shows the top contributing researchers for the last quarter.

In each quarterly leaderboard, we recognize the security researchers who ranked at or above the 95th percentile line based on the total points. The Q4 2019 leaderboard reflects point values for cases that are:

  • Submitted and assessed by the MSRC team between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
  • Submitted between July 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019 (last program period), but assessed after October 1, 2019

The top three researchers of 2019 Q4 are: Zhiniang Peng (720 points), Yang Kang (555 points), and Ashar Javed (450 points). Thank you everyone for your contribution in 2019 and congratulations on what you have achieved. We look forward to another great year working with all of you!

MSRC Security Researcher Leaderboard
Q4 2019
RANK
NAME
POINTS
ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG)
720
YEK
2
YANG KANG(@DNPUSHME)
555
3
ASHAR JAVED
450
4
GIL DABAH
400
4
SOROUSH DALILI (@IRSDL)
400
6
SURESH C
380
7
HUYNH PHUOC HUNG
360
7
ZHANG SEN
360
9
TERRY ZHANG (@PNIGOS)
310
10
WTM
300
11
LIUXIAOLIANG
290
12
ANONYMOUS
250
13
ANONYMOUS
240
13
ANONYMOUS
240
15
MARCEL BILAL
225
16
JOSIP FRANJKOVIC
210
16
WENXU WU
210
18
ANONYMOUS
200
18
WAYNE LOW
200
20
GUOPENGFEI
185
21
SHIH-FONG PENG (@_L4YS)
180
21
ANONYMOUS
180
23
YING XINLEI
160
23
CLÉMENT LAVOILLOTTE
160
23
ANDREA PIERINI
160
23
CHRISTIAN DANIELI
160

Challenging yourself to be on the board for the 2020 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers? Check out the program page for full details on the multipliers and high-value targets that can maximize the points you get for each case.

Keep up the great work! We look forward to seeing you in the next quarterly leaderboard!

Sylvie Liu, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center


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