At the Black Hat USA 2010 security conference currently underway in Las Vegas, Microsoft today announced that it will extend its Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability information sharing from Adobe starting this fall.
This opportunity for Adobe to leverage MAPP is exciting news and another important step in our commitment to protecting our customers. In addition to the proactive security measures we continue to build into our products and initiatives to help ensure customers stay current with the latest security updates, we are excited to collaborate with Microsoft to further accelerate industry protection of our users. By sharing Adobe vulnerability information with MAPP members prior to the public release of a security update, we give security providers an early start over exploit code writers, enabling them to offer protection to our mutual customers in a timely manner.
Given the increasing criminal activity in the threat landscape, it is critical that software vendors and the security community at large partner and work together in helping defend against those with malicious intent. MAPP is a great example of a tried and proven model giving an upper hand to a network of global defenders who all rally behind a shared purpose – protecting our mutual customers.
For more information on this announcement, see today’s Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET) blog post by Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy at Adobe. For details on the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), including participating partners, visit Microsoft’s website.