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Aug 1 2011   1:16PM GMT

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Progress Report

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Microsoft released the annual Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) progress report today. This paper provides a behind-the-scenes look into some of the work the MSRC team has done over the past year.


Specifically, the report highlights:

·         Data from the Microsoft Exploitability Index, including a breakdown of the ratings numbers since the Index launched in October 2008 and analysis of how the Exploitability Index can help reduce the need to urgently deploy some security updates.

·         Updates to the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), including testimonials from MAPP partners.

·         Behind-the-scenes look into Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR), including how the company investigates third-party vulnerabilities and coordinates the release of security updates.

·         A summary of the announcements made about Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) over the past year, including customer testimonials about CVD.

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