November 2018 Security Update Release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates.   More information about this month’s security updates can be found on the Security Update Guide. 

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Should You Send Your Pen Test Report to the MSRC?

Every day, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) receives vulnerability reports from security researchers, technology/industry partners, and customers. We want those reports, because they help us make our products and services more secure. High-quality reports that include proof of concept, details of an attack or demonstration of a vulnerability, and a detailed writeup of the…

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October 2018 Security Update Release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security Update Guide. MSRC team

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Standing behind “MSRC Listens”

Last week at BlueHat’s “MSRC Listens” session, I took the stage with Mechele Gruhn, manager of the Vulnerability Response PM team, to explain how MSRC is changing our communication, workflows, and tooling to deliver an improved user experience for our partners in the security research community. We promised to communicate more about what’s happening in…

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September 2018 Security Update Release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security Update Guide. MSRC team

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Inside MSRC: Sharing Our Story & Customer Tips

For the last 20 years, the Microsoft Security Response Center has been an integral part of Microsoft’s commitment to customer security.  We are often called on to talk about the work we do and how customers can apply the lessons we have learned over that period to better their security posture.  Today we are releasing…

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August 2018 Security Update Release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates.  More information about this month’s security updates can be found on the Security Update Guide.   MSRC team 

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

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…

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The Making of the Top 100 Researcher List

At Black Hat USA each year, we unveil the Top 100 Security Researcher list to reflect the amazing engagement we get from the community. During this period, we had several thousand researchers engage with the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). We appreciate all the partnership and coordination that goes on throughout the year. The Top…

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Recognizing Q4 Top 5 Bounty Hunters

We have tabulated the results from April-June 2018.  The Top 5 Bounty Hunters for Q4 are now in.  As with our list from Q3, we want to recognize both the leaders in payouts and in number of successful submissions.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the following individuals and companies who have contributed…

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