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Posts by Casey Ellis

HBD #6 Bugcrowd!

This blog post originally appeared on Casey's Medium blog.  6 years ago today I got off a plane armed with a bunch of notes. I’d spent a week meeting with pen-testing customers in Melbourne, and I’d been talking to them…

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Defining “Hacker” in 2018

If you do a Google Image Search against the word hacker, you’ll get images of scary-looking balaclava-clad cybercriminals hunched over a quintessentially green computer terminal. They’re up to no good… Stealing your data, crashing critical systems, or causing general Internet…

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Bigger Bugs Drive Higher Payouts to the Crowd

Today, we’re very happy to announce the launch of Bugcrowd’s 2018 State of Bug Bounty Report! Now in its fourth year, the Bugcrowd State of Bug Bounty Report provides an unparalleled, inside look into the trends across the emerging crowdsourced…

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Defining Intent in the Crowdsourced Security Model

Over the past few months, the widespread popularity and adoption of bug bounties and vulnerability disclosure have grabbed headlines. This rapid adoption paired with recent incidents have hastened the need to make sure things are defined clearly—specifically, the difference between…

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Spectre & Meltdown: Quick Fact Sheet

Several recently-published research articles have demonstrated a new class of timing attacks (Meltdown and Spectre) that work on modern CPUs. Variants of this issue are known to affect many modern processors, including certain processors by Intel, AMD and ARM. For…

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Secret Program to Offer Rewards up to $250K

At Bugcrowd, we’ve long said that managed bug bounty programs allow organizations of any size or stage of security maturity to realize the benefits of a bug bounty program. This is why we’ve provided managed programs from day one and…

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3,2,1… BSidesLV, Black Hat and DEF CON 2017 Wrap Up

BSidesLV, Black Hat and DEF CON week is “that time of year” in the security industry; when hackers, suits, feds and anyone else interested in our craft descend on Las Vegas. The goal? To teach, demonstrate, learn, connect, and enjoy the company of fellow members of the village.

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