Report

2016 State of Bug Bounty


Bugcrowd’s 2nd Annual State of Bug Bounty Report

This market-leading report provides readers with a comprehensive look at the bug bounty economy, supported by data from organizations running bug bounties and researchers participating in them.

Key findings:

  • Bigger, Better Bugs: The average bug reward to researchers rose 47% in the last 12 months, and average priority per bug is increasing.
  • Bug Bounties are on the Rise: Bounty programs on the Bugcrowd platform have increased over 210% on average year-over-year since January 2013.
  • Enterprise has Entered the Market: Companies with 5,000+ employees accounted for the fastest adoption of companies launching bounty programs in the last 12 months.

For the complete list of trends, download the full report.

Want to know more about why we publish this report in the first place? Read our ‘Letter from the CEO’ on our blog.