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Join Bugcrowd CSO David Baker and a panel of security leaders including Gusto CSO, Fredrick Lee, and Head of Security at Segment, Coleen Coolidge, as they talk about how they are navigating this constantly changing landscape, their security concerns, and priorities for 2019.
Backed by years of collected data, this guide answers how much you should budget for a crowdsourced security program and what you should set your reward range at to attract the right talent.
In 2019, CISOs are looking to invest in application security tools that can effectively scale in the same continuous nature as the development process. Security leaders are pushed to keep pace with the fast and disruptive nature of today’s business cycles, with flexible, continuous, contextual and reportable processes, in order to remain competitive.
In the age of modern information security, this is becoming to the path of many. 81% of ethical hackers say their experience hacking has helped them land a job in cybersecurity. High-profile breaches are not going away and attack surfaces are growing, driving more enterprise organizations to look to hackers to bolster their security defenses because of their real-world experience, inquisitive nature and ability to think outside-the box.
Learn why more enterprise organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure, and next-gen pen test programs, with Crowdcontrol squarely in the middle.
Running a successful crowdsourced security program starts before the program launch and is a continuous process.
Gartner predicts worldwide spending on information security products and services will exceed $124 billion in 2019. There is no silver bullet in cybersecurity – no single solution or tool that can address all security issues.
Bugcrowd is the world’s #1 crowdsourced security company. Our 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.
With hundreds of vulnerabilities found daily, it’s critical to provide an obvious way for external parties to report vulnerabilities. Learn why a vulnerability disclosure program (VDP) can better manage risk and reduce cybersecurity risk.
With cybercrime expected to more than triple over the next five years, we need the whitehat community to help combat this threat at scale. Who are these hackers? How are they learning to hack? What motivates them?
LevelUp 0x03 is a free online conference offered to the security researcher community. Join LevelUp to learn from some of the best hackers & researchers in the world as they share their hacking methodology and techniques.
Find out how Kenna Security garners more value from Bugcrowd than with other firms and tools.
A comprehensive overview of Bugcrowd’s security researcher community, the motivations for bug hunting and the economics of whitehat hacking.
Learn how Outreach.io streamlines vulnerability data communication using Bugcrowd’s bi-directional Jira integration.
Penetration testing has become a best practice for vulnerability assessment over the past couple decade. But in recent years have come into question, as data breaches continue to hit organizations with extensive penetration testing programs.
Organizations spend millions of dollars a year on compulsory pen tests without ever seeing any value. In fact, research shows that 84% security leaders are not satisfied with their current pen test efforts and less than 20% have integrated pen test findings into their software development process.
Learn about how Bugcrowd’s Next Gen Pen Testing Enables Movember to Secure Data and Focus on Fixing Bugs
Sean Martin asked Jason Haddix, VP of trust and security at Bugcrowd, what recommendations he has for researchers who have not yet made their way to Hacker Summer Camp in Las Vegas. Tip number one: plan/scope ahead of time what you’d like to see. Listen to the recording
In this edition of the Risky Business Soap Box podcast we chat with the founder and CEO of Bugcrowd, Casey Ellis, about the establishment of the bug bounty market and how things have shaped up. We also look at where it’s going.
In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out. Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security.
Learn how program management brings ROI to your bug bounty program, the requirements for a bug bounty program, and how Invision went from a competitive self-managed program to a Bugcrowd Managed Program.
Invision’s VP of Information Security, Johnathan Hunt and Bugcrowd’s CSO David Baker discuss the value of bug bounty program management.
Managed bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs provide security teams with the ability to level the playing field by strengthening product security as well as building stronger ties with the security researcher community.
Download this guide to learn the ins and outs of crowdsourced security, managed bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure program.
The unprecedented growth and adoption of connected devices have created innumerable threats for organizations, manufacturers, and consumers, while at the same time creating unprecedented opportunities for hackers. In this episode of Big Bugs, Jason Haddix joins Fitbit’s security team to explore what it takes to effectively hack connected devices through APIs, and how the role of
Watch this on-demand webinar featuring two of the first innovators in the crowdsourced security space, Bugcrowd founder and CTO, Casey Ellis and Detectify co-founder Fredrik Nordberg Almroth, as they dive into conversations on why crowdsourced security? Where is the industry heading? and what motivates the bug bounty hunter community?
In this podcast, I’m joined by a major contributor to the CTF scene, Kevin Chung who wrote the open source CTF framework, CTFd. At Bugcrowd we’re big fans of CTFd; last year we ran our own first internal Bugcrowd CTF with the help of CTFd, and it was a great experience. Later on, in the year, we utilized CTFd
I recently attended the world’s largest consumer technology show in the world: CES. It was my first time at the show and I was excited to not only see the latest gadgets, but also attend some of the sessions. Of course, as a hacker I couldn’t help but apply the “how to break in” filter to everything
This week’s Big Bugs podcast is near and dear to my heart, combining three of my favorite things: mobile hacking, gaming, and security in general. In this episode, I’ll start by giving a brief history of Niantic and Pokemon Go and review some of the few technical issues that the game has experienced. The bulk of this podcast will be focused
Over the past 10+ years, Cross-Site Scripting has made its way into just about every ‘top-ten vulnerability’ list and has consistently starred in headlines and POCs. XSS vulnerabilities are also commonly submitted through bug bounty programs, and many write them off as ‘low hanging fruit.’ We’re here to tell you that not all XSS are created
In this episode, I am joined by special guest Adam Hartway of Digital Safety (DiSa) to explore a $15K bug uncovered in their winner takes-all bug bounty program.
This episode of Big Bugs takes a look at the recently popularized bug, ImageTragick. I discuss the detection and remediation time line of the widespread bug in the image processing suite, ImageMagic, as well as the implications it has for developers and researchers.
In this episode of Big Bugs, Jason Haddix provides an introduction to the car hacking space. With case studies of successful attacks and research from the past years, I also provide some technical resources for testing as well as technical resources for developers.
Watch this on demand webinar and learn how Bugcrowd’s Jira integration automatically streamlines vulnerability data into the development workflow for faster remediation.
Secure software development requires security pros to get comfortable with understanding and participating in the full software development lifecycle (SDLC). Learn how crowdsourcing makes it easy to integrate security into the SDLC.
Follow the complete path of a bug bounty—from program strategy, setup and management, to bug submission, validation, and remediation. Register for one of our upcoming live demos of the Bugcrowd Platform.
Uplevel your bug hunting skills with Bugcrowd University. Learn the basics of hacking and bug bounty hunting with videos, tutorials, labs, best practices and more on GitHub.
Welcome to Bugcrowd University – Introduction to Burp Suite! This burp suite guide will help you get your software setup and teach you a methodology that will lead you to success. Hacking tools are powerful but it’s important you know how to properly use them to their full potential. Learn how to setup burp proxies
Welcome to Bugcrowd University – Cross Site Scripting! XSS vulnerabilities are one of the most common bugs on the internet. This class of bug can be very powerful, especially when used with other vulnerabilities and techniques. Learn the history of XSS and and what you can do with this vulnerability. Learn more here.
Welcome to Bugcrowd University – Broken Access Control Testing. Defined by OWASP: “Access control, sometimes called authorization, is how a web application grants access to content and functions to some users and not others.” Learn more here.
Welcome to Bugcrowd University! Join us for free and begin your journey to become a white hat hacker. Bugcrowd University was created to help you learn the basics of hacking and bug bounty hunting. Learn more here.
With better insight and guidance on secure coding, developers will be able to quickly fix the mistakes while ensuring their patch is effective. Watch this on-demand webinar on bridging the gap between security teams and developers.
Learn how Bugcrowd accelerates the remediation process and reduces risk though SDLC integration, patch validation, and secure code education.
Learn more about trends in crowdsourced security and take a deep dive into the most common and emerging vulnerabilities found over the past year in our 4th annual State of Bug Bounty Report.
Watch on-demand webinar featuring Amit Elazari, doctoral law candidate, CLTC Grantee, UC Berkeley School of Law, and Casey Ellis, founder and CTO of Bugcrowd as they discuss minimizing legal risks of hackers participating in crowdsourced security.
Join our expert panel as we discuss the most common bugs of 2018, key findings from our 2018 State of Bug Bounty Report, whats behind the trends, and the impact of vulnerabilities if exploited – Tuesday, June 26th @ 1PM (EDT)
Watch an on-demand webinar discussing the value of a Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) , why Motorola Mobility chose to add a VDP to its security regiment , and how a VDP can help customers evolve their crowdsourced security testing.
Learn more about the Bugcrowd Researcher Council and how to submit a nomination.
Learn why crowdsourced security is a key element of any viable security architecture.
A vulnerability disclosure program (VDP) is the first step in helping protect your company from an attack or premature vulnerability release to the public. View on-demand webinar to learn about the 5 keys to understanding vulnerability disclosure prior to launch.
Listen to a recent Risky Biz podcast featuring a discussion with Bugcrowd Founder and CTO Casey Ellis on bounty innovation, PII norms and defensive bounties.
It’s hard to believe that last year saw more phishing scams, ransomware, and state-sponsored attacks than ever before. The number of data breaches and cyber-attacks is not slowing down any time soon. Clearly cybersecurity concerns are not going away. Security leaders are looking to find and invest in the best tools and approaches to combat
Join the discussion and collaborate with other bug hunters in the Bugcrowd Researcher Forum.
Learn how a fully managed bug bounty program helped Atlassian uncover vulnerabilities faster, freeing up more time to find anti-patterns and implementing broad mitigations.
How do you stack up? Check out the leaderboard for top researchers this month and for all time.
Read through Bugcrowd’s standard terms that apply to all Bugcrowd disclosure programs and bug bounties.
Traffic Control adds visibility, coverage and control to your crowdsourced security and vulnerability disclosure programs utilizing VPN technology.
Learn 3 core lessons learned from the Equifax data breach, and why many security leaders are implementing Vulnerability Disclosure as an additional layer to their security programs.
Bugcrowd sits down with security researchers Matthew Layton and Darkarnium to discuss bug hunting strategy and motivations.
Venture deep inside the mind of a hacker with our 2nd annual report. Gain insight into the bug hunting community – who they are, what they do, and what motivates them to hack.
Bugcrowd connects Federal agencies to the largest database of trusted and experienced security experts. Learn more about crowdsourced cybersecurity for the Federal sector.
Learn more about combining the power of crowdsourced security with the power of vulnerability scanning and automation.
Attention Researchers: So, as you may or may not know, Bugcrowd runs a large number of private programs that aren’t publicly visible. These private programs range from testing webapps, to APIs, to reverse engineering binaries/desktop apps, to network pentests, and even IoT devices! That said, sometimes these programs need some pretty specific skill sets that
Listen to our CISO panel as they discuss protecting complex environments, overcoming resource shortages and achieving coverage at scale.
Learn about the security job gap, and how Bugcrowd helps close that gap with crowdsourced security programs.
Since 2013, (ISC)² has been both a customer and a partner of Bugcrowd, running a public bug bounty program and offering CPE credits to those maintaining their CISSP certification.
Top trends in crowdsourced cybersecurity.
Download the report to learn the most reported vulnerabilities, average payout amounts, and industry adoption trends.
Learn how you can get started with an easy first step to better security measures.
Stuart Hirst, IT Security Manager for Skyscanner, reveals why their security team turned to Bugcrowd’s On-Demand bounty to improve the security of their code and allow them to further develop our ‘Hack Yourself First’ approach.
Barracuda has a rich history of working with the bug bounty community. By partnering with Bugcrowd, Barracuda is hoping to reach more researchers and improve the experience researchers have with the program.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) utilizes to Bugcrowd to run bounty programs on their open source security tools to add an extra layer of trust to tools used by hundreds of security teams.
Learn why instructure upgraded their traditional penetration testing with NGPT for its Annual Security Audit.
FCA US is the first full-line automaker to offer a paid public bug bounty program, leveraging Bugcrowd to enhance the safety and security of FCA US consumers, their vehicles and connected services with bounty payouts up to $1,500.
As a complex financial services organization, Western Union needs to fill any and all security gaps. Watch the video to learn how the crowd helps.
Learn more about why Fitbit utilizes the crowd to improve product security and focus testing efforts.
“Efficiency and effectiveness of the crowd is really why we bring them on… Because we have the crowd involved in the vulnerability management program, it’s helped in expanding of our team for a fraction of the cost. Now my internal resources are better utilized.”
“Our bug bounty plays a key role in our product security program. It has helped us to define and shape this program. We are getting access to a large talent pool who are incentivized to test, find and report security vulnerabilities on our platform. This is a win-win situation for everyone.”
Learn more about Digital Ocean’s public bug bounty program and why they chose to engage with the crowd
NETGEAR’s bug bounty program offers rewards up to $15,000 and is innovating the way device manufacturers approach security.
After running a private bug bounty program, Intercom launched a public program to bolster their application security efforts.
Bug bounty programs have disrupted the pen test norm, and provide organizations with a robust and all-encompassing security assessment solution. Learn why Instructure, the company behind Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), made the switch.
Join a CISO, an AppSec guru, and IoT security expert to hear industry leading perspectives on the trends that have emerged over the past year, and what to look forward to in the next.
The VRT is a resource outlining Bugcrowd’s baseline priority rating, including certain edge cases, for vulnerabilities that we see often. Last updated March 2016.
In this guide, you’ll learn what makes for a good bug bounty brief and a successful program, as well as how researchers and program owners can align their respective expectations and avoid ambiguity and miscommunication.
In this report we highlight a few specific bug hunters in the global Bugcrowd community, examine different motivations of different types of bug hunters and provide ‘action items’ for program owners to tap into different segments of researchers.
From confusion about how bug bounties work to questioning their effectiveness (and everything in between) we dug into our data to investigate the 7 Biggest Bug Bounty Myths.
This comprehensive guide explores the top three ways bug bounties outperform penetration tests and deliver improved volume and quality of results.
Bugcrowd’s second annual report shows the current state of the bug bounty ecosystem, with data from organizations running bug bounty programs and security researchers participating in them.
This guide explores the current challenges within the application security landscape, why they’re hurting your SDLC, and how bug bounties can improve your security strategy.
Through our bug bounty program we have awarded over 300 submissions in the past year and a half, with payouts as high as $5,000 for the most severe bugs.
This blog post is authored by Tobias Schmidt, Security Engineer, SoundCloud. SoundCloud is excited to announce the launch of its public bug bounty program with Bugcrowd — the #1 crowdsourced security platform. SoundCloud’s public program is open to Bugcrowd’s full Crowd of top, trusted whitehat hackers, and the company will award up to $1,500 per vulnerability
Is my stuff secure? Penetration Tests, or Pen Tests, show external entities that you care about security. At least that’s often what they’re used for, right? Whether it’s a customer, partner, or auditor, this is one of the most accessible and acceptable standards for demonstrating the security of your web apps, APIs, network, etc. At
With the recent launch of the Bugcrowd Ambassador program, we will share stories from our global hacker community. This week we’re putting the Spotlight on Arne Swinnen a Bugcrowd Ambassador in Belgium. Feel free to follow Arne on Twitter @arneswinnen When Arne was around 12-years-old he became interested in computers and video games. He would