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MSRC Security Researcher Recognition: 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wondering how to get into the 2021 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researcher list and get recognized during the Black Hat USA this August? Read on to learn more about the different paths you can take to get into the top researcher tiers. The MSRC Most Valuable Security Researcher (MVR) and MSRC Contributor are tiers in the Researcher Recognition Program which annually recognize researchers for impactful contributions, considering report impact, accuracy and volume.

Top MSRC 2020 Q4 Security Researchers – Congratulations!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

We’re excited to announce the top contributing researchers for the 2020 Fourth Quarter (Q4)! Congratulations to all of the researchers who made this quarter’s leaderboard and a huge thank you to everyone who continues to help secure our customers and the ecosystem. The top three researchers of the 2020 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Cameron Vincent (2065 points) , Yuki Chen (1535 points) , and Suresh C (862 points).

Concluding the Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge, Microsoft Awards $374,300 to Global Security Research Community

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

The Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge brought together 70 researchers from 21 countries to help secure Azure Sphere customers and expand Microsoft’s partnerships with the global IoT security research community. During the three-month Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge, researchers surfaced 20 Critical or Important severity security vulnerabilities, with Microsoft awarding $374,300 in bounty awards for 16 bounty eligible reports.

Congratulations to the MSRC’s 2020 Most Valuable Security Researchers

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Today we announce our Most Valuable Security Researchers for 2020! The MSRC Researcher Recognition program is an integral aspect of recognizing the ongoing partnerships with our community of talented security researchers who report through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD). These recognitions run throughout specific periods of the year and provide regular

Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs Year in Review: $13.7M in Rewards

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Security researchers are a vital component of the cybersecurity ecosystem that safeguards every facet of digital life and commerce. The researchers who devote time to uncovering and reporting security issues before adversaries can exploit them have earned our collective respect and gratitude. The security landscape is constantly changing with emerging technology and new threats.

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.

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

Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge Now Open

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge is an expansion of Azure Security Lab, announced at Black Hat in August 2019. At that time, a select group of talented researchers was invited to come and do their worst, emulating criminal hackers in a customer-safe cloud environment. This new research challenge aims to spark new high impact security research in Azure Sphere, a comprehensive IoT security solution delivering end to end security across hardware, OS and the cloud.