G’day mate, howsitgoing?

Handle:Avatar IRL: Karl Hanmore Rank: Senior Security Strategist (aka Sergeant Grunt) Likes: Getting the job done, bringing the fight to the bad guys, good single malt whiskey Dislikes: Cowards, talkers not doers, red tape, humidity G’day, or should I say howdy, y’all. As the newest member of the Microsoft EcoStrat team, I figured I would… Read more

BlueHat v9 Brings the Looking Glass To You…

Handle:C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: Program Manager 2 & BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos! Celene here from the MSRC Ecosystem Strategy Team. BlueHat v9: Through The Looking Glass ended just over a month ago and the success of the con lives… Read more

Ahn-young-ha-seh-yo & Kon-ni-chi-wa

Handle: Cap’n Steve IRL: Steve Adegbite Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Lead Likes: Reverse Engineering an obscene amount of code and ripping it up on a snowboard Dislikes: Not much but if you hear me growl…run Hi! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to blog about all the things we have been… Read more

Announcing BlueHat v9: Through the Looking Glass

Handle:C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: Program Manager 2 & BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos!  BlueHat v9 will take place from October 21 to 23 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Last year, we experimented with a day dedicated to attacks and… Read more

Threat Complexity Requires New Levels of Collaboration

When complex security issues that affect multiple vendors arise, calling them “challenging” is an understatement. We created the Microsoft Vulnerability Research Program (MSVR) to meet those challenges, learn from those experiences and strengthen the ties of our community of defenders across the industry in the process. As the state of software security matures beyond straightforward… Read more

Community Based Defense – Redux

Handle:The Crushman IRL: Andrew Cushman Rank: Security Director Likes: Cranberry juice (thanks Jay!) Dislikes: Super helpful hotel desk clerks (thanks Raoul?) OMG it’s great to be back in Vegas again – the shows, the shopping, the nightlife, and let’s not forget the talks at Black Hat, the old and new friends, the excitement and the… Read more

The year-end review – well, sort of :)

Handle: Cap’n Steve IRL: Steve Adegbite Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Lead Likes: Reverse Engineering an obscene amount of code and ripping it up on a snowboard Dislikes: Not much but if you hear me growl…run Hey! It’s that time of year again for all of us to pack up and head out to the… Read more

The Microsoft Security Community Videos: Through the Looking Glass

    Handle:EcoStrat’s All-Stars IRL: TwC Security All-Star Guest Bloggers Likes: Security, Vulnerability Research & Science, Defense and Responsible Disclosure Dislikes: 0-day, FUD Take a gander as Billy Rios, Security Engineer, Business Online Services, and Bryan Sullivan, Senior Security Program Manager, Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL), discuss their experiences with the security community both inside and… Read more

The Microsoft Security Community Videos: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Handle:EcoStrat’s All-Stars IRL: TwC Security All-Star Guest Bloggers Likes: Security, Vulnerability Research & Science, Defense and Responsible Disclosure Dislikes: 0-day, FUD As mentioned in Sarah’s Black Hat post, we’re profiling some of our own internal security members and sharing their perspectives around Microsoft’s engagement in the security community.  Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Security Program Manager, Microsoft… Read more

Black Hat USA: Hoping what happens in Vegas doesn’t actually stay in Vegas…

    Handle:Security Blanki IRL: Sarah Blankinship Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead Likes: Vuln wrangling, teams of rivals, global climate change – the hotter the better Dislikes: Slack jawed gawkers (girls are geeks too!), customers @ risk, egos This week our team is preparing to travel to Black Hat USA in Las Vegas Nevada, a… Read more