Microsoft announces new Azure Security Lab, challenges researchers to hack Azure


Azure is currently one of the fastest growing companies for Microsoft, and the company wants everyone to know that its cloud offering is as safe as Fort Knox. In fact, Microsoft has just announced the Azure Security Lab, which will welcome security researchers willing to test Azure's security in exchange for financial rewards.

“The isolation of the Azure Security Lab allows us to offer something new: researchers can not only investigate vulnerabilities in Azure, but they can also try to exploit them. Those with access to the Azure Security Laboratory can attempt the scenario-based challenges with maximum prizes of $ 300,000, "said Kymberlee Price, Senior Manager of Security PM at Microsoft.

Security researchers willing to join the Microsoft's new Azure Security Laboratory can fill out your application on this page.The new rewards program should be a good incentive to make the Azure ecosystem safer for all customers, and Microsoft really needs Azure to be the safest possible if you want to be taken seriously as a competitor of Amazon Web Services.

"In Appreciating your efforts and the opportunity to mitigate problems before they are publicly known and used to cause damage, we have issued reward rewards for $ 4.4 million dollars in the last 12 months, ”Price explained. "We appreciate our security partners throughout the industry and believe that the new programs we are announcing today will help further protect the Azure ecosystem," he added.

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