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Anatomy of a Bug Bounty Brief

How to Build a Bug Bounty Program: A-Z

 

There are two sides to every bug bounty: the company running the program and the researchers submitting to it. From years of starting, managing, and running our own programs, we’ve compiled the most important parts of a bounty brief.

In this guide, you’ll learn what makes for a good bounty brief and a successful program, as well as how researchers and program owners can align their respective expectations and avoid ambiguity and miscommunication.

Key Takeaways:

  • Clear and unambiguous scope: the single most important part of a bounty brief
  • Focus areas help researchers better understand what is important to your company
  • Standard exclusions list articulate what is/isn’t expected from researchers

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