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BlueHat October 2023 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Thursday, July 27, 2023

As you may have seen on social media, the next BlueHat conference will be October 11 – 12, 2023, on Microsoft’s Redmond campus in Washington state, USA. The Call for Papers (CFP) is now open through August 18, 2023. The BlueHat community is a unique blend of security researchers and responders from both inside and outside of Microsoft, who come together as peers to exchange ideas, experiences, and learnings in the interest of creating a safer and more secure world for all.

From Bounty Leaderboards to Microsoft Security Researcher, Meet Cameron Vincent!

Monday, July 17, 2023

Fun Facts: Game you binged: Guitar Hero and Rock Band fanatic. Go to snack: Nutri-Grain Bars. Favorite Drink: Soda – Coca Cola specifically. Favorite Place: Singapore – stayed an extra week after a hacking collaboration and truly fell in love and hopes to get back as soon as possible. Favorite Movie/Genre: Parasite – Korean Cinema, had been watching Koren Cinema before it became a thing.

Breaking Barriers: Aditi’s Journey Through Sight Loss to Microsoft AI Innovator

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Facts about Aditi Shah: Tools she uses: Aditi’s main tool is JAWS, a screen reader from Freedom Scientific, which she touts as the best in the market. This tool has made her digital life more manageable, enabling her to perform almost any task independently. Aditi also uses Seeing AI, a Microsoft app that she uses for important life tasks, like reading her mail, providing descriptions of different products, identifying colors for her outfits, and more.

Announcing The BlueHat Podcast: Listen and Subscribe Now!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Available today on all major podcast platforms is The BlueHat Podcast, a new series of security research focused conversations, continuing the themes from the BlueHat 2023 conference (session recordings available to watch here). Since 2005, BlueHat has been where the security research community, and Microsoft, come together as peers: to debate, discuss, share, challenge, celebrate and learn.

BlueHat 2023: Connecting the security research community with Microsoft

Monday, February 06, 2023

We’re excited to welcome more than 400 members of the security research community from around the world to Redmond, Washington for BlueHat 2023. Hosted by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), BlueHat is where the security research community, and Microsoft security professionals, come together as peers to connect, share, learn, and exchange ideas in the interest of creating a safer and more secure world for all.

A Ride on the Wild Side with Hacking Heavyweight Sick Codes

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Beverage of Choice: Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) Industry Influencer he Admires: Casey John Ellis What did you want to be when you grew up? A physician and nearly did Hobbies (Present & Past): Motorcycling & Australian Football Bucket List: Continuing to discover new software Fun Fact: He currently has 2,000 tabs open

Researcher Spotlight: Cyber Viking Nate Warfield is Here to Help

Friday, February 11, 2022

“There are few jobs where I can say, I make two billion people more secure on the internet every single day.” Childhood Look: Goth kid, all in black Current Look: Cyber Viking Childhood hobby: Head banging to Metallica, Marilyn Manson, and Guns N’ Roses Current hobby: n0x08 DJ’s Live events around the world.

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Nestori Syynimaa’s Constant Mission Protecting Identities

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

“When you find the things I find, they really matter. They affect everybody’s security.” Currently streaming : The Expanse and Lost in Space on Netflix Currently listening to : Amorphis, Architects, and Killswitch Engage Currently running : 130 kilometers (or ~80 miles) a month Currently playing : Floorball (a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper)

BlueHat is Back!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

After a short hiatus, BlueHat is coming back with a vengeance! And we’ve got big plans for the entire researcher community. But first, I must apologize. It’s been a while since you have heard from us. We didn’t have BlueHat 2020 or 2021, and we know that was disappointing. It was partly due to the pandemic, where our priority was simply keeping everyone safe.