Microsoft launches Azure Security Lab, expands bug bounty rewards

Charlie Osborne | August 05, 2019

Microsoft launches Azure Security Lab, expands bug bounty rewards
Microsoft is pushing for enhanced security for the Azure cloud computing service with the launch of a new lab and increased bug bounty rewards. At the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, Microsoft said the new Azure Security Lab, a set of dedicated cloud hosts, will be made available to security professionals invited by the Redmond giant to "confidently and aggressively test Azure." The lab is isolated from the main Azure framework to prevent hacking attempts and tests from disrupting normal functionality. Microsoft's internal security team will be on hand to work with researchers on any findings. Microsoft says that participants should "come and do their worst." "The isolation of the Azure Security Lab allows us offer something new: researchers can not only research vulnerabilities in Azure, they can attempt to exploit them," the tech giant says. "Accepted applicants will have access to quarterly campaigns for targeted scenarios with added incentives, as well as regular recognition and exclusive swag." Financial rewards of up to $300,000 are available for Azure security challenges offered by Microsoft and applications to join the program are now open.

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