At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the top security researchers and enterprise partners who contributed the most vulnerability and zero-day reports affecting the company’s products.
Microsoft’s list of top contributors has become a Black Hat tradition, and many industry experts use it as a guide to today’s top bug hunters.
Security researchers who rank on the list will often tout it as one of their highest career achievements, and for good reasons.
This year’s rankings included bug reports filed in Microsoft products from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. According to Microsoft, this year’s top security researcher is Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360’s Vulcan team.