Congratulations to the MSRC’s 2020 Most Valuable Security Researchers | MSRC Blog

Today we announce our Most Valuable Security Researchers for 2020!

The MSRC Researcher Recognition program is an integral aspect of recognizing the ongoing partnerships with our community of talented security researchers who report through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD). These recognitions run throughout specific periods of the year and provide regular opportunities to recognize those who have the greatest impact on the security environment.

Every year during Black Hat USA, we take time to recognize our Most Valuable Security Researchers (MVRs) based on the volume, as well as the accuracy and impact of their vulnerability reports. While we cannot come together physically to celebrate their accomplishments, the researchers listed in today’s announcement have made exceptional contributions to the overall security of Microsoft’s customers between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, one of the most challenging periods in recent history.

These researchers have successfully achieved at least one of the following paths during the last program period. The complete criteria and program scope for recognizing security researchers in 2020 can be found in our blog here.

Path 1: Contribution-based
5 valid vulnerabilities
50% of your reports are valid
average report points in 50TH PERCENTILE
Path 2: Impact-based
3 valid vulnerabilities
60% of your reports are valid
average report points in 90TH PERCENTILE

We are thrilled that so many researchers achieved this status and join those who were recognized as the 2019 Most Valuable Security Researchers. We can’t wait to see what our researchers do in the coming year!

Sylvie Liu, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center


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