The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

BlueHat v5: The Paradox of Innovation

Posted by Xavier Ashe on May 13, 2007

BlueHat
is Microsoft's own little hacker con. We host it twice a year — the
sessions today were all about innovation in security research.

 

What
did we learn? That Microsoft cannot solve the security problem, but we
can raise the bar substantially to the point where finding bugs in
Microsoft products is hard, and building reliable exploits even harder.
To reach this lofty goal requires that we learn from the innovators; to
spot trends, learn of new attack techniques and vulnerability types so
we may add defenses and countermeasures to help turn the tables on
attackers and ultimately, protect customers.

 

Highlights
from this BlueHat include: new insights into mobile & web app
hacking, vendor agnostic issues in security protection offerings, the
art and science of reverse engineering security patches and interesting
stories about how some of our speakers cracked the Xbox 360.

 

We look forward to bringing you more content, links to podcasts and channel9 video from this edition of BlueHat.

 

-Sarah 


I work for Andrew Cushman, take a look at his first MSRC Blog post.

Speaker bios and abstracts are here.

Original Post.  I believe this the same Sarah I spoke with about a year ago in Atlanta.  I am continually impressed with the BlueHat initiative.  What other company takes the time to invite the grey-hats in to speak with their developers.  Look for more to come on the BlueHat Blog.

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