Microsoft Security Grunt: Popular Science says this job is like wearing a big sign that reads "Hack Me". The people manning the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) all receive approximately 100,000 emails annually, and each one could be a message that something has gone horribly wrong. An executive editor of Popular Science magazine, Michael Moyer, stated that this job is just so hard and thankless. "It's one of those classic jobs, which isn't gross or dangerous in any way, but the overwhelmingness of the task at hand makes it so daunting that only the most intrepid would venture there."
"Working at the response center is one of the toughest jobs to have", said Mark Griesi, a program manager with MSRC. "But with the tough challenges come great reward. The article does call out the dedication that the people in all of these jobs have and I have never worked with a more dedicated group then [sic] the MSRC".
Holy moly! now that sounds like a lot of pressure! I think I will go mop the floor now. Thank you!
*with contributions by Tanja, CEO*