BlueHat v16 Announced

Microsoft is pleased to announce our sixteenth BlueHat Security Conference set for November 3-4, 2016 at the Microsoft Conference Center here in Redmond. BlueHat is a unique opportunity for Microsoft engineers and the security community to come together learn about the current threat landscape and challenge the thinking and we actions we do in security….


BlueHat v15 Announces Schedule and Registration

As we inch closer to the 15th BlueHat Security Conference, we are happy to announce the lineup of speakers and topics for this event.  This year will continue with a solid speaker and topic selection that engage engineers, executives, and invited guests to discuss and tackle some of the hardest problems facing the industry today….

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Announcing BlueHat v15 Conference

We are happy to announce the 15th version of the Microsoft BlueHat Security Conference set for January 12-13, 2016.  The annual security conference brings internal and external speakers to educate and engage Microsoft’s engineering community and their executives.  Work is under way currently to set the schedule for this event.  Attendance at BlueHat is open…

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BlueHat v14 is almost here

It’s that time of year and BlueHat v14 is almost upon us. As always, BlueHat is an opportunity for us to bring the brightest minds in security together, both internal and external, to discuss and tackle some of the hardest problems facing the industry today. Through this conference, our engineering teams get deep technical information…

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Bug Bounty Evolution: Online Services

Today marks the next evolution in bounty programs at Microsoft as we launch the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty program starting with Office 365. In our mobile first, cloud first world, this is an exciting and logical evolution to our existing bug bounty programs. Office 365 is the first of our online services groups to…

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BlueHat v13 is Coming

This week, starting Thursday, we’ll be hosting our 13th edition of BlueHat. I’m always so impressed with the level of knowledge we attract to each BlueHat, and while the event is invite-only, we’ll be sharing glimpses into the event via this blog and the hashtag #BlueHat. For each of the past six years I have…

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Congratulations to James Forshaw Recipient of Our First $100,000 Bounty for New Mitigation Bypass Techniques!

Congratulations to James Forshaw for coming up with a new exploitation technique to get our first ever $100,000 bounty. A security vulnerability researcher with Context Information Security, James already came in hot with design level bugs he found during the IE11 Preview Bug Bounty, and we’re thrilled to give him even more money for helping…

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Bounty News Update: Bountiful Harvest

Fall is a season traditionally associated with a harvest after planting the seeds and tending the crops. Today I’m proud to announce the names of six very smart people who have helped us make our products more secure by participating in our new bounty programs.  When we launched our bounty programs in June this year, we…

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MAPP Initiatives Update – Knowledge Exchange Platform

A little more than a month ago, we announced some new initiatives for the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). One of those announcements was “MAPP for Responders.” The initial response has been extremely positive, so we wanted to provide more information on how we are moving this program forward. Since the announcement, we’ve been working…

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