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Audiomack Drives Down Risk with Public Bug Bounty on the Bugcrowd Platform

Artist-first streaming platform proactively reduces risk across its music sharing website and apps with Crowd-enabled vulnerability intelligence platform

SAN FRANCISCO – August 16, 2021 – Bugcrowd, the industry-leading crowdsourced cybersecurity platform, today announced Audiomack, a free music sharing and discovery platform, is launching a public Bug Bounty program to strengthen the security of its Internet-connected assets.

The program enables Audiomack to leverage the expertise of the Crowd, a global network of on-demand security researchers, who continuously uncover vulnerabilities that today’s best tools would otherwise miss. Audiomack has also operated a Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) through the Bugcrowd platform over the last year, helping them streamline the process of triaging and validating potential issues so that they can focus their security efforts on remediation.  

“The Bugcrowd VDP has helped us filter out the noise of duplicate submissions, prioritize valid vulnerabilities, and gain critical insight into our previously unknown areas of risk,” said Sean Coker, Director of Engineering, Audiomack. “We are now expanding our partnership to include all researchers on the Bugcrowd platform with a pay-for-results model that attracts a wider variety of testing skills and niche experiences, helping us to find and fix critical security gaps before they can be exploited.”

With the recent surge of cyberattacks, companies across all industries are finding it increasingly challenging to identify vulnerabilities before bad actors. According to vulnerability data collected by the Bugcrowd platform during 2020, one out of five valid vulnerabilities is now of critical or high severity, with a 73% increase in both of these categories between 2019 and 2020.

“The pairing of Bugcrowd VDP and Bug Bounty exemplifies the security-first approach Audiomack is taking to ensure continuous and context-aware visibility of their exposure potential,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO, Bugcrowd. “Our crowdsourced Bug Bounty program is a vital safeguard for evolving businesses seeking to reduce their risk of breach, ransomware attacks or reputation damage, and will be pivotal in helping Audiomack protect its users with a proactive approach to cybersecurity.”

This new investment in Bugcrowd Bug Bounty now enables Audiomack to reward trusted security researchers for continuously—and competitively—applying their unique expertise to strengthen the music sharing website’s existing cybersecurity practices. 

For more information on getting started with Bugcrowd Bug Bounty or VDP, visit https://www.bugcrowd.com

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About Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd is the award-winning crowdsourced cybersecurity platform that evolves with emerging threats to help organizations secure innovation sooner. Bugcrowd sources and deploys the security skills organizations need—when they need them—so they can reduce risk faster with a global network of world-class security researchers and SDLC-integrated services. Top enterprises trust our platform for context-aware vulnerability and risk intelligence that’s backed by expert ingenuity.  Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd enables organizations to rapidly uncover and fix vulnerabilities before they interrupt their business. Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Learn more at www.bugcrowd.com.

About Audiomack

Audiomack, which launched in 2012, is playing an integral role in breaking new acts, such as Roddy Ricch and Kaash Paige; serving as a trusted partner to Eminem and Nicki Minaj, among other notable artists, to debut exclusive releases; and helping rising African stars, such as Omah Lay, reach an international audience. As of January 2021, Audiomack has been the No. 1 iOS app in the Music category in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, and Kenya. The company is ramping up production in 2021 of their popular video series Trap Symphony, Fine Tuned, and Bless The Booth. In addition, the company’s editorial arm, Audiomack World, is expanding its written content, with a focus on sharing the stories behind our favorite artists.

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