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Bugcrowd’s RSAC 2016 by the Numbers

72,000 Steps

Now that we’ve had a moment to settle from the chaos that was the 25th Annual RSA Conference on our home turf, we’d like to take a moment to jot down some thoughts and give you a look at our highlights – by the numbers. We’ll start with the average 72,000 steps “we” took from Monday to Friday, strutting our Bugcrowd gear around Moscone, meeting with incredible people, and generally getting amongst the action.
 
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First Annual Buggy Awards Recap

Earlier today we held the First Annual Buggy Awards hosted by our CEO and Founder Casey Ellis, our Director of Customer Success Abby Mulligan, and our Sr. Director of Researcher Operations Kymberlee Price. The aim of these awards was to honor the top bug hunters and companies running bounty programs in 2015. These two groups of people are essential to our company success and are advancing the bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure space.

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On the U.S. Government and Bug Bounties

My favorite thing about going to conferences is establishing the underlying trends behind the questions I’m asked. We’re only half-way through RSAC/BSides week, and already the dominant question is clear:

When is the government going to start a bug bounty program?

Here’s my answer:

The government has no choice but to adopt a crowdsourced model for vulnerability discovery, it’s more a question of when will the pain of staying the same exceed the pain of change.

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Researcher Spotlight: Mongo

When a new researcher joins our community and quickly climbs the ranks, we take notice. This week’s spotlight is on Mongo, currently ranked 8th on the Bugcrowd Leaderboard with an acceptance rate of 99%. And this is after only 6 months of submitting bugs!

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December 2015 Hall of Fame

Bugcrowd is excited to announce our December 2015 Hall of Fame winners!  To thank our top performers for their hard work, Bugcrowd is pleased to announce that the following three researchers will receive bonuses for their performance.

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Researcher Spotlight: Jared Perry

This week’s Researcher Spotlight is on Jared Perry, a researcher in Canada with a 100% acceptance rate and an average priority of 2.78. Jared’s path to bug bounties shows how important it can be to network and connect with other bug bounty hunters in the community.

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Researcher Spotlight: Justin Steven

With Bugcrowd’s roots in Australia, it’s always a great time to work with the security community from down under. Australia has some of the best infosec talent around, and this week’s Spotlight is on one of their bug bounty hunters: Justin Steven.

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October & November 2015 Hall of Fame

Bugcrowd is excited to announce our October & November 2015 Hall of Fame winners! To thank our top performers for their hard work, Bugcrowd is pleased to announce that six researchers will receive bonuses for their performance.

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