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  • Blog Post: Leaving Las Vegas: A Black Hat Salute

    Handle: The Crushman IRL: Andrew Cushman Rank: Security Director Likes: Cranberry juice (thanks Jay!) Dislikes: Super helpful hotel desk clerks (thanks Raoul?) What can I say? Once again, Black Hat did not disappoint. And that’s not just post-party speak. The conversations were good...
  • Blog Post: One Month Analysis: Exploitability Index

    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 Hey folks – We’ve just released the November...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Defend the Flag: Roguery Abounds!

    Handle: k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Likes: Cool vulns (responsibly disclosed of course), girls with soldering irons, Spanish tapas, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice The air was thick with adrenaline and action as...
  • 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: Helping Secure the Planet: New Strategic Initiatives from Microsoft

    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 Tomorrow, Steve Adegbite, Katie Moussouris...
  • 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: 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: Predicting the Future - Microsoft Launches an “Exploitability Index”

    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 Hey all – Mike Reavey here. I’ve been with...
  • Blog Post: Threats in a Blender, and Other Raisons d'être

    Handle: k8e IRL: Katie Moussouris Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Likes: Cool vulns (responsibly disclosed of course), girls with soldering irons, Spanish tapas, quantum teleportation Dislikes: Rudeness, socks-n-sandals, licorice There are times when one must look toward the best...
  • 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: Chills and Thrills at FIRST

    Sveika! Hey Steve here, been a while since I posted on the EcoStrat blog. With all the security events that happened during the latter half of 2008, I have been very focused on working with the security update releases and Microsoft Active Protections Program ( MAPP ). Handle: Cap'n Steve ...
  • Blog Post: DNS: An Example of Ecosystem Partnerships

    Handle: Zot IRL: Zot O'Connor Rank: Program Manager 2 Likes: Taking on the enemy with partners, Automating processes, good scotch and bourbon Dislikes: Poor reporting, FUD, miscreants, dangling participles My name is Zot O'Connor and I am a computer genius. Really, the Seattle Post...
  • Blog Post: Black Hat Follow Up: Answering the Hard Questions

    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 It’s October! And for those who remember...
  • 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: MS08-067: Example of Need for Increased Collaboration

    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 You've probably heard that we released an out-of-band Security Bulletin...
  • Blog Post: Security through Collaboration: Microsoft Active Protections 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 Yut!!! Nothing like a motivating US Marine Corps yell to get your...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Black Hat 2008: What it Means, What to Expect

    Handle: The Crushman IRL: Andrew Cushman Rank: Security Director Likes: Cranberry juice (thanks Jay!) Dislikes: Super helpful hotel desk clerks (thanks Raoul?) Hey Andrew Cushman here… It’s that time of year, August in Vegas, time for the big show, it’s Black Hat time… Along with...