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Congratulating Our Top 2020 Q1 Security Researchers!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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).

Announcing MSRC 2019 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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.

Announcing 2019 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Earlier today we announced MSRC’s 2018-2019 Most Valuable Security Researchers at Black Hat. The following 75 researchers hail from all corners of the world and possess varied experience and skills, yet all of them have contributed to securing the Microsoft’s customers and the broader ecosystem. For over a decade, one of Microsoft’s partners in vulnerability research and disclosure has been Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative.

Recognizing Security Researchers in 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Who’s going to be on the Most Valuable Security Researcher list at Black Hat USA 2019? We’re not announcing the names—yet—but this is how we’ll determine who’s there. How do we define the Most Valuable Security Researchers? The list at Black Hat will be the top tier of researchers based on not just the volume of the reports, but also the impact and accuracy of their reports.

It’s Official – The Way We Recognize Our Security Researchers

Monday, July 29, 2019

We deeply appreciate the partnership of the many talented security researchers who report vulnerabilities to Microsoft through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. We pay bounties for research in key areas, and each year at Black Hat USA, we’ve recognized the most impactful researchers helping to protect the ecosystem. That’s not changing; we’re continuing to expand our bounty programs and will continue to recognize researchers with the greatest impact on the security ecosystem.

Microsoft’s Top 100 Security Researchers – Black Hat 2018 Edition

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

This morning we are excited to unveil the security researcher leaderboard at the Black Hat Security Conference. This list recognizes the top security researchers who have contributed research to the Microsoft products and services. If you are curious on how we build the list, check out our blog from last week on The Making of the Top 100 Researcher List.