Increased efforts are being made by Microsoft to keep Azure Secure. They really believe that they are secure but they are going to double the top bounty reward for identifying Azure vulnerabilities to $40K.
To make it easier for security researchers to confidently and aggressively test Azure, we are inviting a select group of talented individuals to come and do their worst to emulate criminal hackers in a customer-safe cloud environment called the Azure Security Lab.
The Azure Security Lab it is basically a set of dedicated cloud hosts isolated from current Azure customers for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios. This isolated secure testing space is ideal to enable participating researchers in the lab program to engage directly with Microsoft Azure security experts. Accepted applicants will have access to quarterly campaigns for targeted scenarios with added incentives, as well as regular recognition and exclusive swag.
Applications to join the Azure Security Lab opened August 5. To request a Windows or Linux VM, go to our request form.