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Congratulating Our Top 2020 Q1 Security Researchers!

Following the second Security Researcher Quarterly Leaderboard and the 2020 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers criteria we published in February 2020, we are excited to announce the 2020 First Quarter (Q1) Security Researcher Leaderboard, listing our top contributing researchers for the last quarter.

The top three researchers of the last quarter are: Zhiniang Peng (2870 points), Yuki Chen (1550 points), and Ashar Javed (1520 points).

Thank you to everyone – not just our top three – for your significant contributions this past quarter, and congratulations on your achievement!

MSRC Security Researcher Leaderboard
Q1 2020
RANK
NAME
ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG)
YUKI CHEN
POINTS
2870
1550
3
ASHAR JAVED
1520
4
OLEKSANDR MIROSH
1200
5
HOSSEIN LOTFI
1045
6
HUYNH PHUOC HUNG
840
7
KE LIU (@KLOTXL404)
755
8
SURESH C
690
9
YANG KANG (@DNPUSHME)
675
10
TERRY ZHANG (@PNIGOS)
525
11
PHẠM VAN KHANH (@RSKVP93)
500
12
JAANUS KÄÄP
470
13
ZHIBIN ZHANG
440
14
HARDIK SHAH
420
15
GIL DABAH
400
16
16
ABDUL-AZIZ HARIRI @
JEONGOH KYEA (@KKOKKOKYE) @
390
390
18
JARVIS_100P
380
19
OMER TSARFATI
370
20
ZHANG SEN
360
20
OSKARS VEGERIS
360
22
LIUXIAOLIANG
340
23
WAYNE LOW
320
24
İSMAIL ŞENTÜRK
298
25
MOON LIANG
285
26
CAMERON VINCENT
280
27
GUOPENGFEI
275
28
ZHIHUA YAO
240
28
HÀ ANH HOÀNG
240
28
LE HUU QUANG LINH
240
28
HONGZHENHAO
240
32
DIRK-JAN MOLLEMA (@_DIRKJAN)
230
33
WTM
225
Researchers working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

Each quarterly leaderboard recognizes the security researchers who ranked at or above the 95th percentile based on their total points. This Q1 2020 leaderboard reflects point values for cases that are:

  • Submitted and assessed by the MSRC team between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020
  • Submitted between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 (last program period), but assessed after January 1, 2020

With just over two months until the end of the program period, there’s still an opportunity to work toward becoming one of this year’s Most Valuable Security Researchers ! Check out our blog post for full details on the multipliers and high value targets that can maximize the points you receive 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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