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Posts by Grant McCracken

Points don’t matter; Your skills do

Points are everywhere, however, they could be detrimental . . .  For years, researchers have relied on points as an easy, single flat metric for gauging one’s success on the platform - those with more points were ranked higher than…

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Why You Can Trust The Crowd

One of the most common questions we encounter in conversations around crowdsourced security programs is : “why would I invite researchers to hack my assets?”, “why should I trust the crowd?”, or some variant thereof. There are different permutations around…

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The Silver Lining

Unprecedented. Surreal. Wild. Dystopian. Unfathomable. Nobody saw this coming - where everyone is hunkering down with a pallet of toilet paper and crossing the street or taking some grand detour - all in an effort to avoid any human contact…

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The Problem with Limited Scope

Attack surface has grown exponentially for many organizations, and with it, their susceptibility to weaknesses. To combat this reality, security teams utilizing crowdsourced security solutions have expanded their program scopes to include more and more of their ever-evolving assets. Notable…

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Setting Up Your Program Reward Ranges

“What reward ranges should I set for my program?”, “How much should I pay for a given finding?”, and “What should my organization’s reward budget be for a successful program?” At Bugcrowd, we hear these questions time and time again…

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