The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is pleased to recognize the security researchers who have helped make Microsoft online services safer by finding and reporting security vulnerabilities. Each name listed represents an individual or company who has privately disclosed one or more security vulnerabilities in our online services and worked with us to remediate the issue.

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August 2018 Security Researchers

  • Mattias Borg of SEC-LABS R&D 
  • Johan Dahlbom 
  • Adrien JEANNEAU (@adrien_jeanneau) 
  • Adrian Ivascu 
  • Ahmed Radi 
  • Ajay Kulal 
  • Ankit Singh CEO & Director at ADIDEVA TECHNOLOGIES 
  • Jaaziel Sam Carlos 
  • Dan Dahlberg at BitSight 
  • Dipak D. Prajapati 
  • Fredrik Alexandersson - STÖK - alphait.se 
  • Gopal Singh 
  • Georg Smejkal of SBA Research gGmbH 
  • Amine HM 
  • Harry M. Gertos 
  • Huynh Phuoc Hung, @hph0var 
  • Cameron Vincent 
  • Indrajith.A.N of indrajithan.com 
  • Jens Müller of Ruhr-University Bochum 
  • Jon Bottarini of HackerOne 
  • Ashar Javed of Hyundai AutoEver Europe GmbH 
  • Wai Yan Aung 
  • Luca Consolati 
  • Luigi Gubello
  • Mayank (BIT Mesra) 
  • Nethanel Gelernter of Cyberpion 
  • Terry Zhangof Tophant 
  • Praveen K C of SRM Institute of Science and Technology 
  • Ramzes600 
  • Remy Marot of NetXP 
  • Robin Lindheimer of Blackbaud, Inc. 
  • Jayson Vasquez Rubio at Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) 
  • Sabyasachi Behera
  • Sanyam Chawla
  • SACHIN KASHYAP 
  • Sean Gambles 
  • Sergio Esposito 
  • Hugo Vázquez Caramés 
  • Stefan Schörling of SEC-LABS R&D 
  • Suresh C 
  • Saumil Thakkar of Vencer Technologies 
  • Umesh Prakash Jore 
  • Vimal chand TS 
  • Yann CAM (@ycam_asafety)
For previous months' acknowledgments, visit the acknowledgments archive page.

What are Microsoft online services?

Traditionally, software is installed, used, managed, and supported locally on a computing device within your organization’s environment. For example, you install and use Microsoft Word locally on a PC within your organization. You also manage the operation, upkeep, and maintenance of Word as part of your organization’s overall IT environment.

By contrast, with online services, a critical portion of the software generally resides with a service provider outside your organization’s IT environment. This does not mean that all the software resides with the service provider; there may be some software that is installed locally on your computing device to deliver the value of the online service or to enhance your experience. The common theme among online services is that you derive a significant portion of the value of the software by accessing the service provider’s systems remotely from within your own organization.

Another key aspect of online services is that the service provider is responsible for managing the operation, upkeep, and maintenance of the software on his systems.
With Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft is the service provider that hosts and manages the software for you.