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This week I am staying on the Campus in Redmond for internal meetings. By accident it happened to me that our Bluehat briefings are taking place and I had a chance to attend the Executive Day this afternoon. If you want to know more about Bluehat, visit our public website at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bluehat/default.mspx. The goal of these briefings is to bring our people together with white hat security people in the economy.
Today I got certain things explained and showed that opened up my eyes. I mean, I am looking into the security economy (above and below the radar) since a long time and most of the things I saw were not new to me but today I saw certain successful attacks, I just knew that they work but I never got them demoed. It is really impressive to see some of these things live and to see how fast they are.
A few of my conclusions:
So, I personally think that events like Bluehat are really excellent (and to stress it again, we do not work with black hats) for both sides. I simply fosters a common understanding.