Kymberlee Price currently leads the Microsoft Security Response Center's Community & Partner Programs organization, whose mission is to protect customers through collaboration with external industry partners. Programs under her direction include Microsoft's bug bounty programs and security researcher engagement initiatives, Microsoft Active Protections Program, BlueHat security conferences, and OSS security response strategy.
With 17 years' specialization in application security incident response, Ms. Price got her start by pioneering the first security researcher outreach program in the software industry at Microsoft in 2003, the very team she now leads. She was later a principal investigator in the Zotob criminal investigation and analyzed APT's at Microsoft. Leaving Microsoft in 2009 she spent 4 years investigating open source vulnerabilities in BlackBerry's Security Response Team, followed by three years directing the efforts of crowdsourced security researchers at Bugcrowd. In 2017 she returned to Microsoft and her passion for application security and open source security management.
Kymberlee speaks regularly on vulnerability management and product incident response best practices at conferences around the world including Black Hat, Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, RSA, Nullcon, and Metricon. She holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Public Health Education.