Trends and Challenges in the Vulnerability Mitigation Landscape

Matt Miller, Microsoft


The software vulnerability landscape has changed dramatically over the past 20+ years. During this period, we’ve gone from easy-to-exploit stack buffer overruns to complex-and-expensive chains of multiple exploits. To better understand this evolution, this presentation will describe the vulnerability mitigation strategy Microsoft has been pursuing and will show how this strategy has influenced vulnerability and exploitation trends over time. This retrospective will form the basis for discussing some of the vulnerability mitigation challenges that exist today and the strategic shifts that Microsoft is exploring to address those challenges.

@conference {238608,
title = {Trends and Challenges in the Vulnerability Mitigation Landscape},
year = {2019},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = aug,