Congratulations to the MSRC 2022 Most Valuable Researchers! | MSRC Blog
The Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program offers public thanks and recognition to security researchers who help protect our customers through discovering and sharing security vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure.
Today, we are excited to recognize this year’s top 100 Most Valuable Researchers (MVRs) based on the total number of points earned for each valid report. Congratulations to each of our MSRC 2022 Most Valuable Researchers! Check out the full list of researchers recognized this year here.
This list recognizes researchers who submitted valid vulnerabilities between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and earned the most points. To learn more about our program scope and how to earn points for each valid vulnerability, check out our program page.
In addition to our top 100 leaderboard, our annual technology area-specific leaderboards recognize researchers who have submitted high-impact vulnerabilities in particular product areas.
Congratulations to the top Azure researchers this year: William Söderberg, Terry Zhang @pnig0s, and wtm !
Congratulations to the top Office researchers this year: ramzes, Hector Peralta (p3rr0), and Anonymous !
Congratulations to the top Windows researchers this year: Yuki Chen, k0shl, and rezer0dai !
And new for our annual recognition, congratulations to the top Dynamics 365 researchers this year: Mohammad Deilamy (MDM), Erik Donker, and Fabian Schmidt !
In addition to MVR status, researchers are awarded badges to represent the following achievements:
Accuracy – recognizes researchers with 100% accuracy, meaning all of their submissions were valid vulnerability reports
Impact – recognizes high impact work, with the average points per valid vulnerability report at or above the 90th percentile
Volume – recognizes a larger body of work, requiring at least five valid vulnerability reports
But wait…there’s more! Our 2022 MVRs will receive an MSRC swag box and digital badges to share their accomplishments on social media and professional portfolios. Researchers will be receiving an email from firstname.lastname@example.org in the coming month to claim their swag and badges.
Congratulations to each of the researchers recognized and thank you for continuing to partner with us to secure customers. We’re excited to see what you do in the next year!
Lynn Miyashita, MSRC