Nine to tide you over: Video highlights from BlueHat v12

It has been nearly four months since we gathered in Redmond for BlueHat v12, and we’ve almost caught up on our sleep. As we prepare for what promises to be a momentous year for the BlueHat program – culminating in December with BlueHat v13 – we’ve selected nine of the most compelling, talked-about, or just… Read more

On the Shoulders of Blue Giants

Handle:k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead, Head of Microsoft’s Security Community and Strategy Team Likes: Cool vulns, BlueHat, soldering irons, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice BlueHat v12 here in Redmond is in full swing – it started yesterday for full-time Microsoft employees only, and continues today as we welcome our invited… Read more

Announcing BlueHat v12

The days are getting shorter, the holidays are getting nearer, and looming on the horizon is a trio of 12’s – it’s almost time for the 12th BlueHat Conference, on tap for the twelfth month of 2012. We have a terrific lineup of speakers from both inside and outside the company; there’s nothing much we… Read more

BlueHat: Something Old, Something New, All Blue

Handle:k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead, Head of Microsoft’s Security Community and Strategy Team Likes: Cool vulns, BlueHat, soldering irons, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice Reflecting on my past five years at Microsoft (I know! How time flies!), I can see with fresh perspective just how far we’ve come, while staying… Read more

Blue Dawn

Handle:k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead, Head of Microsoft’s Security Community and Strategy Team Likes: Cool vulns, BlueHat, soldering irons, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice In the film Red Dawn,the United States was invaded by Communists, forcing ordinary citizens and soldiers alike to take up arms and fight for their freedom…. Read more

Evolving to meet future challenges

Growth and change can come in big doses or small increments. That can be professional or organizational growth or technical or societal change. Since we started doing BlueHat waaay back in 2005, I’ve seen some significant change at Microsoft, experienced a fair bit of professional and personal growth, and witnessed stunning technical and social change…. Read more

Announcing BlueHat v11: We fight for the user!

It seems like we only just had BlueHat v10, but already BlueHat v11 is less than a month away. Our schedule is ready, the banners are printed, and now seems like a great time to give some more detail on what’s coming up. As you probably know already, BlueHat is an invitation-only conference where security… Read more

From Bounties to the BlueHat Prize – Evolutionary Thinking in Valuing Security Research

Handle:k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Strategist Lead, Head of Microsoft’s Security Community and Strategy Team Likes: Cool vulns, BlueHat, soldering irons, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice Today on the MSRC blog, Matt Thomlinson announced the BlueHat Prize, the first and largest incentive prize Microsoft has ever offered to seek out and reward… Read more

Behind the Curtain of Second Tuesdays

Handle:Mando Picker IRL: Dustin Childs Rank: Security Program Manager Likes: Protecting customers, working with security researchers, second Tuesdays, bourbon, mandolins Dislikes: Using “It’s hard” as an excuse, quitting when it gets tough, banjos Hello All, I enjoy telling stories. Perhaps, in a former life, I spent time as a bard telling stories of Robin Hood… Read more

Something Old, Something New, True Blue

This year marks the tenth BlueHat at Microsoft, and my sixth round in participating in the event that has been so instrumental in keeping Microsoft developers and executives in touch with the pulse of security research outside Microsoft, and serves as one of the key crossroads for the exchange of ideas from our internal security… Read more