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Case Study: Aruba’s Private Bug Bounty Program

After over two years of running an outstanding bug bounty program with Bugcrowd, we’d like to give some recognition to one of our longest standing and committed customers–Aruba Networks.
Since 2014, Aruba has successfully leveraged Bugcrowd’s most skilled and trusted researchers through a private bug bounty program for their web applications and hardware devices.

 

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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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Bug Bounties: Risk and Reward

Today our CEO, Casey Ellis, and founder and attorney at Cipher Law, James Denaro stepped on stage at AppSecUSA 2016 to talk about the logistics and legalities of bug bounties. They talked through some of the most common concerns people have about bug bounties and discussed both ways to address those concerns, as well as implement liability controls.

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XSS Bugs that Prove the Danger in ‘XSS-Fatigue’

XSS-Fatigue: Realities and Pitfalls

Cross-Site Scripting was ‘discovered’ in 1999, and since then, has appeared in just about every ‘top-ten most common vulnerabilities’ list. The frequency and longevity of XSS in headlines, POCs and vulnerability databases over the past 10+ years have thrown us into ‘XSS-fatigue.’ In our own annual report this year, we reported that of all vulnerabilities submitted through Bugcrowd programs, over 25% were classified as XSS. In this post, we’ll explore the idea of XSS-fatigue, why XSS bugs are still so prevalent, and some examples in which XSS were incredibly high impact, proving that XSS-fatigue is founded not in quality, but perception.

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New Program Launch: AgileBits Bug Bounty for 1Password

Since 2006, 1Password has been a trusted industry leader in managing and storing passwords and has always prioritized product security.

To reinforce their commitment to product security, AgileBits, the company behind 1Password, is launching their public bug bounty program!

 

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4 Common Business Drivers for Launching a Bug Bounty

In the past several years, bug bounties have evolved from the open-to-everyone contests they once were, becoming more nuanced with the ability to meet various organizational goals and objectives. While some reasons for starting a bug bounty program may be more obvious than others, there are multiple business goals or drivers that organizations, including your own, may identify when looking into launching a bug bounty program.

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