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Third Annual Buggy Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the Third Annual Buggy Awards! These awards represent a select group of individuals and organizations who have done fantastic work in the crowdsourced security space in the past year. These awards highlight the achievements of…

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Researcher Documents Updates

In order for Researchers to be successful, it is vital to clearly communicate expectations. We have refined verbiage in both the Bugcrowd Standard Disclosure Terms and the Bugcrowd Researcher Code of Conduct, and these changes are highlighted below: In the…

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How to Earn Your Way Onto a Private Bounty Program

We are consistently asked “How Do I Earn Private Program Invitations?”
Hands down, this is our most commonly asked question from members of our Crowd, so we want to take this opportunity to reemphasize the most important information to keep an eye on if you’re looking to get invited to a private program.

Since 2015, we have consistently used the following performance and activity markers (+ any required technical skills!) to choose our program participants. The criteria we continue to use to determine invites:

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2nd Annual Buggy Awards Finalists Announcements

Last week we announced the categories for our 2nd Annual Buggy Awards which will award a select group of individuals and organizations in the bug bounty space. Today we’re pleased to announce the finalists in these categories in anticipation of the awards ceremony next week.

These finalists represent just a handful of organizations and individuals that make this economy so vibrant and we are thankful to the entire bug bounty community. 

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2nd Annual Buggy Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the categories for this year’s Buggy Awards. These awards represent a select group of individuals and organizations who have done fantastic work in the bug bounty space in the past year.

These awards highlight the achievements of top performing customers and researchers and serve as a reminder about what is essential to maintaining the health of the community as a whole.

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Bug Bounty KPIs: Response Time

There are many key performance indicators (KPIs) of a successful bug bounty program–some that matter more to program owners, and some that matter more to researchers. At bugcrowd we aim at aligning the importance of these KPIs between all involved parties to articulate better what is most helpful and valuable to each.

In this post, we will explore the ever important metric, response time. This value is a key factor in both maintaining a healthy and successful program, as well as keeping researchers engaged and involved. Communication, both in swiftness and effectiveness, is key to staying on the same page throughout the vulnerability reporting and review process. Our recent post regarding proper escalation paths when communication falls through is proof of that.

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