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Posts by Grant McCracken

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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Providing Access to your Program: Sharing Isn’t Caring

Over the past year, we’ve spent some time diving into many of the different aspects relating to setting up a successful bug bounty program. Previously we’ve covered setting your scope, and the importance of focus areas, as well as some considerations to make around setting exclusions and provisioning your testing environment. Additionally, we’ve also taken a brief look at reward guidelines and disclosure policies, and how they can be used to both enhance your program and increase visibility.

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All You Need to Know About Bug Bounty Testing Environments

By way of a quick refresher, in regards to setting up a bug bounty program, we’ve already covered step zero, setting your scope, and the importance of focus areas, as well as some considerations to make around exclusions on your program.

Now that we’ve covered most of what goes into writing a bug bounty brief, including rewards and disclosure policies, let’s take a look at what environment you’ll be providing for researchers to test against. Regardless of how you decide to set up your application(s), it’s important to remember that our goal is to attract great talent from the crowd, sustain activity, and ultimately minimize the challenges of setting up and running a bug bounty for you and your internal teams.

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