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THE STATE OF
CROWDSOURCED SECURITY
Priority One Report 2019 Edition

The Priority One Report provides an inside look into crowdsourced security trends in 2019, as well as a deep dive into emerging and critical vulnerabilities found over the previous year.

The State of Crowdsourced Security in 2019

The Priority One Report provides an inside look into crowdsourced security trends in 2019, as well as a deep dive into emerging and critical vulnerabilities found over the previous year. This year’s report signals to the growing security maturity of the market and an uptick in adoption of crowdsourced security solutions. Bug bounty payouts continue to rise, with critical vulnerabilities reaching nearly $2,700 at an almost 30% increase over last year.

Other key takeaways from the report include:

  • Financial Services surge in adoption: Financial Services (71%), Retail (50%) and Healthcare (41%) are adopting crowdsourced security at a rapid rate year over year
  • Web targets continue to dominate: The web is still the largest attack surface, accounting for 9 in 10 of submitted vulnerabilities
  • The internet of everything uptick: Submissions on IoT targets increased more than any other target, nearly 4X ⁠— and accounted for the second highest payouts, following web
  • Companies reaching security maturity: In the first half of 2019, we saw a 29% increase in the number of programs launched and a 50% increase in public programs launched.

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