Looking for some extra cash in your pocket? We’ve got a limited-run incentive made just for you. As a proud partner with Microsoft as a bounty payment provider since 2019, Bugcrowd is excited to announce the return of our Excellerate Program — version 2.0
Take note! We’re changing up the reward structure this year. We’ve decided to avoid global supply chain delays and lean more heavily on cash bonus rewards instead. #CashRegisterSounds
HOW DOES THIS INCENTIVE PROGRAM WORK?
- Researchers must submit all reports directly to Microsoft
- All Microsoft bounty award payments that are processed through Bugcrowd are eligible for this program
- The qualifying period started today, December 1st 2021 (12:00 AM UTC), and runs through February 28th, 2021 (11:59 PM UTC)
- At the end of this period, the Bugcrowd team will add up the Total Reward Amount paid to each researcher from Microsoft
- Based on this Total Reward Amount you will place in 1 out of the 10 Award Tiers. Tiers include a combination of swag awards and bonus payments
- In addition to the standard tiers, we are offering two additional top-level awards. Check out the details below!
|Level||Swag Award||Cash Bonus|
|Tier 1 : $1k||Challenge Coin||–|
|Tier 2 : $2.5k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||–|
|Tier 3 : $5k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$100|
|Tier 4 : $10k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$200|
|Tier 5 : $25k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$500|
|Tier 6 : $50k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$1,000|
|Tier 7 : $75k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$1,500|
|Tier 8 : $125k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$2,500|
|Tier 9 : $250k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$5,000|
|Tier 10 : $500k||Challenge Coin + Special Edition TShirt||$10,000|
In addition to the standard award tiers we are offering 2 bonus prizes! #Amaze #Woah
|Top Total Payout Amount||Swag Mega-Awesome Award (Value: $2,000)|
|Most Reports Paid||Totally Ridiculous Prize (Value: $1,000)|
The two hackers that earn these top-level awards will get to decide what they want as their prize. You might want to choose a new computer or drone, maybe a spy-watch-with-lasers or a travel voucher, or quite possibly a donation to a charity of your choice. It’s up to you to decide!
How to get started
Not currently participating in the Microsoft Bounty Program? Head over to Microsoft Bounty Program to learn more about eligible research and to the MSRC Researcher Portal to start submitting vulnerability reports. Be sure to choose Bugcrowd as the payment partner to ensure your rewards qualify for the Excellerate incentive program!
We’re looking forward to seeing you EXCEL