Evolving Bugcrowd’s Bounty Program

This post is written by Bugcrowd engineers, Paul Friedman and Daniel Trauner. Bugcrowd is the pioneer and innovator of managed bug bounty programs, and nothing makes that more obvious than the success of our own program, which is celebrating its fifth birthday later this year. Since our program’s launch in September 2013, we’ve received over

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! This day is all about celebrating the vast number of social, economic, cultural, technical and political achievements of women throughout history. Innovation, perseverance and respect are core to our mission at Bugcrowd, so we couldn’t let the day go by without highlighting a great woman who has inspired us every step

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2018 CISO Investment Blueprint

As we saw in 2017, the number of data breaches and cyber-attacks is not slowing down. What’s more, security leaders are still focused on finding and investing in defensive tools to combat cybercrime. And yet still, adversaries are getting more innovative and outpacing what tools are able to defend. We no longer live in a

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3 Reasons Bugcrowd Researchers Keep Coming Back

2017 was a year for the books. The Equifax breach, the third Yahoo! breach, the Uber breach — today nearly every American has been impacted by the loss of personally identifiable information (PII) data. And the threat continues to rise. Companies, healthcare systems, governmental and educational entities have started to realize how real the threat is but resources are

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The Personalities That Put the “Crowd” in Bugcrowd (Part 3 of 3)

In the last installment of The Personalities that Put the “Crowd” in Bugcrowd (Part 2 of 3), I discussed the “Full-Timer” and “Virtuoso” personality types as part of the five distinct personalities that make up our crowd of nearly 70,000 security researchers. As stated previously, it’s important to understand researcher motivations if you intend to run a successful

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The Personalities That Put the “Crowd” in Bugcrowd (Part 2 of 3)

Previously, in The Personalities that Put the “Crowd” in Bugcrowd (Part 1 of 3), I covered both the “Knowledge-Seeker” and “Hobbyist” personality types as part of the five distinct personalities that make up our crowd of over 65,000 security researchers. In order for companies to run successful bug bounty programs, it’s important to understand researcher motivations – and

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