Microsoft Announces "BlueHat" Prize for Better Security Solutions


Microsoft is offering a total of more than $250,000 in cash for innovative ways to defend computer systems against online attacks.

At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft has announced a new prize called "BlueHat" for innovations in online security. The winner gets $200.000 in cash, the second prize is $50.000 (USD), the third prize is a MSDN Universal subscription valued at $10,000 (USD). The inaugural Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest challenges security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory safety vulnerabilities.The deadline for entries is April 1st 2012. More information can be found on the web page


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