Microsoft Bounty Program Updates: Faster bounty review, faster payments, and higher rewards

In 2018 The Microsoft Bounty Program awarded over $2,000,000 to encourage and reward external security research in key technologies to protect our customers. Building on that success, we are excited to announce a number of improvements in our bounty programs to better serve the security research community.   Faster bounty review – As of January 2019,…

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Practical advice for earning higher Microsoft bounty awards

This year at the Nullcon International Security Conference I shared practical advice for how security researchers can maximize the impact of their security vulnerability submissions and earn higher bounty awards under the Microsoft Bounty Program. For those who couldn’t be there, I had two core pieces of advice. First, focus vulnerability research on the products…

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Announcing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Bounty program

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Azure DevOps Bounty program, a program dedicated to providing rock-solid security for our DevOps customers. Starting January 17, 2019, we’re excited to offer rewards up to US$20,000 for eligible vulnerabilities in Azure DevOps online services and the latest release of Azure…

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