Computerworld - Microsoft today launched a $250,000 contest for researchers who develop defensive security technologies that deal with entire classes of exploits.
"Overall, it seemed to us that to take an approach to block entire classes was the best way to engage with the research community and protect customers," said Moussouris when asked by Computerworld why the company did not institute a bug bounty program instead.
The BlueHat Prize will award $200,000 to the first-place winner, $50,000 for second place, and a subscription to Microsoft's developer network as the third-place award. The three winners will be flown to next year's Black Hat by Microsoft, which will announce the contest results then.
Notícia da Computerworld: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218845/Microsoft_kicks_off_250_000_security_contest?taxonomyId=85
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