Researchers Yunhai Zhang and Yu Yang Recognized for Quality Security Research by Microsoft and Google Rewards Programs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 4, 2016 – NSFOCUS IB today announced that two researchers from the company have been honored as part of the prestigious Microsoft Mitigation Bypass Bounty and Bounty for Defense Program. This marks the third consecutive year in which NSFOCUS security professionals have been recognized for their achievements in this global forum, and their innovative contributions come at a time when cybercriminals launching DDoS and other assaults show no sign of backing down. In the newest listing, 10-year security veteran Yunhai Zhang—who won previously—has received two awards totaling $75,000, while his colleague Yu Yang has been granted $100,000.
“We’re delighted to see our valued researchers getting the recognition they deserve for their pioneering work, and truly gratified that NSFOCUS is the only company to be in this very exclusive list for three years in a row,” said Allan Thompson, COO of NSFOCUS IB. “The issues they’ve identified and solutions they’ve developed are needed now more than ever—the number of potential vulnerabilities and exploits keeps rising each year, and each takes its toll on organizations’ brands and bottom lines. NSFOCUS is committed to developing the very best enterprise-level network security solutions and services, and the highly skilled researchers from our NSFOCUS Security Institute are at the forefront of those efforts.” Launched in 2013, the Microsoft Mitigation Bypass Bounty and Bounty for Defense Program gives talented researchers around the world an opportunity to submit a novel mitigation bypass against the latest Windows platform, and submit a defense idea that blocks an exploitation technique that currently bypasses the latest platform mitigations. Through this program, qualified mitigation bypass submissions are eligible for payments of up to $100,000, while qualified defensive techniques are eligible for a bounty of up to $100,000.