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Bugcrowd Names Top Crowdsourced Security Programs and Hackers of the Year

Fourth annual Buggy Awards finalists include Atlassian, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Indeed, Netflix, NETGEAR, Outreach, and Zappos

SAN FRANCISCO–February 28, 2019—Bugcrowd, the #1 crowdsourced security company, today announced the finalists of the fourth annual Buggy Awards. The Buggy Awards celebrate individuals and organizations that are leading the way in the crowdsourced security space. These awards recognize two categories — Program and Bug Hunter — highlighting the achievements of top performing customers and bug hunters, and serve as a reminder about what is essential to maintaining the health of the community as a whole.

The Program Awards are awarded to companies that have demonstrated a commitment to both the Bugcrowd security researcher community and to running an outstanding crowdsourced security program. The categories include: Program of the Year, Best Communication, and Researchers’ Choice. This year’s Top Program finalists include:

  • Atlassian
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Indeed
  • Netflix
  • Outreach
  • Zappos

The Bug Hunter Awards acknowledge individuals for contributions of excellence, ranging from exceptional individual work on bounty programs to positively impacting the wider security and Bugcrowd communities. These individuals from all over the world have provided immense value to Bugcrowd customers while embodying Bugcrowd’s core tenets of respect and hard work. The categories include: P1 Warrior, Most Valuable Hacker, Rookie of the Year, Ambassador and the Community Champion Award. This year’s finalists include:

  • Abartan
  • anonymous_007
  • codingo
  • Coding_Karma
  • HackerHero
  • HagaiSason
  • Mert
  • mongo
  • Mrpeuch
  • picklepwns
  • plwylie
  • portswigger_research

“Crowdsourced security is quickly becoming a best practice for organizations looking to bolster their defenses, but it takes commitment to make a program truly successful,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO, Bugcrowd. “The Buggy Awards recognize the top talent and most dedicated security teams — it’s no surprise this year’s program finalists include organizations that are leading their respective industries in offensive security. Our Crowd is comprised of the most talented ethical hackers in the world — those that made the finals are truly leading the industry. We are proud to have them and our program finalists on our platform.”

2019 Buggy Awards Winners will be announced in March.

About Bugcrowd
Bugcrowd is the #1 crowdsourced security company. More Fortune 500 organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure, and next gen pen test programs. Bugcrowd’s award-winning platform combines actionable, contextual intelligence with the skill and experience of the world’s most elite hackers to help leading organizations solve security challenges, protect customers, and make the digitally connected world a safer place. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Learn more at