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Month Archives: July 2020

Black Hat 2020: See you in the Cloud!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

It hardly feels like summer without the annual trip to Las Vegas for Black Hat USA. With this year’s event being totally cloud based, we won’t have the chance to catch up with security researchers, industry partners, and customers in person, an opportunity we look forward to every year. We’ll still be there though, and look forward to the great talks and chatting in the virtual conference platform.

Updates to the Windows Insider Preview Bounty Program

Friday, July 24, 2020

Partnering with the research community is an important part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending against security threats. Bounty programs are one part of this partnership, designed to encourage and reward vulnerability research focused on the highest impact to customer security. The Windows Insider Preview (WIP) Bounty Program is a key program for Microsoft and researchers.

Top MSRC 2020 Q2 Security Researchers Announced – Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

We are excited to announce the top contributing researchers for the 2020 Second Quarter (Q2)! Congratulations to all the researchers who continue to rock the leaderboard, and a big thank you to everyone for your contribution to securing our customers and the ecosystem. The top three researchers of the 2020

Solving Uninitialized Kernel Pool Memory on Windows

Thursday, July 02, 2020

This blog post outlines the work that Microsoft is doing to eliminate uninitialized kernel pool memory vulnerabilities from Windows and why we’re on this path. For a background on why uninitialized memory matters and what options have been used in the past to tackle this issue, please see our previous blog post.