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  • Blog Post: Announcing BlueHat v15 Conference

    We are happy to announce the 15 th 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Observations from the EcoStrat-isphere

    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 As part of the quest to help "secure the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the BlueHat Security Forum: EU Edition

    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! Hey folks! I know this is typically the time of year when birds are...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for Live Pwnage: Mitigation Bypass Bounty Machine Specs for Black Hat

    With about one week to go before we all gather at Black Hat in Las Vegas, we’re getting inquiries about precisely how the promised Live Mitigation Bypass Bounty judging at Black Hat will work. For most of the world, it works best when you get a good spot at the Microsoft booth (#301) around noon...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Numbers, Big Numbers, at the RSA Conference 2010

    Handle: Cluster IRL: Maarten Van Horenbeeck Rank: Senior Program Manager Likes: Slicing covert channels, foraging in remote memory pools, and setting off page faults Dislikes: The crackling sound of crypto breaking, warm vodka martni San Francisco has always been a somewhat odd but pleasant...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: CanSecWest: Caution, Community at Play

    CanSecWest , in beautiful Vancouver BC, is one of my favorite conferences each year. It’s a cozy little security con that brings together security researchers from all parts of the security ecosystem. Like a PhNeutral or a BlueHat , one never quite knows what to expect out of a CanSecWest, but...
  • Blog Post: Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure: Bringing Balance to the Force

    Today on the MSRC blog, Matt Thomlinson, General Manager of Trustworthy Computing Security, announced our new philosophy on Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. I wanted to provide some context and history on how this came about. This post is about changing the way we at Microsoft talk about some familiar...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SOURCE, Not Your Usual Boston Tea Party

    I recently returned from the second iteration of the SOURCE Boston computer security conference, and I must say, it was both an intimate conference of less than 250 folks and a high-caliber gathering. As with other conferences that the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) co-sponsors, we see these...
  • Blog Post: BlueHat Prize entries: The final tally is…

    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 The entries are in! After a last-minute wave of fresh...
  • Blog Post: BlueHat v10 Shipping!

    Handle: Silver Surfer IRL: Mike Reavey Rank: Director, MSRC Likes: Warm weather, Battlestar Galactica, and responsibly reported vulnerabilities Dislikes: Rain, Rain without end, Clouds with potential for rain, reality TV, and unpatched vulns I’m here playing MC at the tenth edition...
  • Blog Post: Announcing BlueHat v10: A Security Odyssey

    BlueHat v10 is on the horizon and I’m happy to be able to announce the lineup. This year we’ll be hosting our annual conference on October 13-15 at the Microsoft campus here in Redmond and, with the success of last year’s con, we’re working overtime to make it the most robust...
  • Blog Post: BlueHat Security Forum: Buenos Aires Edition--Shipping!

    Handle: Silver Surfer IRL: Mike Reavey Rank: Director, MSRC Likes: Warm weather, Battlestar Galactica, and responsibly reported vulnerabilities Dislikes: Rain, Rain without end, Clouds with potential for rain, reality TV, and unpatched vulns I’m here at the second edition of the...
  • Blog Post: The Valley Between Black & Blue

    Handle: C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos! I affectionately call this time between summer conferences, the black and blue phase, where...
  • Blog Post: Thank you Buenos Aires!

    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! Hey Everyone, As I’m sure you are all well aware by now, the...
  • Blog Post: Snowpacalypse Now (I love the smell of briefings in the morning)

    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 Handle: Mando Picker IRL: Dustin Childs ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Hacker Olympics: a shout-out from Vancouver, BC!

    Handle: Cluster IRL: Maarten Van Horenbeeck Rank: Senior Program Manager Likes: Slicing covert channels, foraging in remote memory pools, and setting off page faults Dislikes: The crackling sound of crypto breaking, warm vodka martni Handle: Mando Picker IRL: Dustin Childs ...
  • Blog Post: Strengthening the Security Cooperation Program

    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 G'day Mate! I have always wanted to say that. I am here at the...
  • Blog Post: Hack in the Box, and beyond…

    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 Marhaban! Maarten Van Horenbeeck here from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). This is the first...
  • Blog Post: May You Live in Interesting Times

    Handle: StoneZ IRL: Adrian Stone Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Lead Likes: Predictive Analytics, Game Theory, Databases, Sports Cars, NFL Football, Direct People Dislikes: Losing, Liars, Posers, No Talent Clowns It was two years ago at Black Hat that my colleague Katie Moussouris...