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The Illustrated Guide to Planning, Launching and Iterating Your Bug Bounty Program

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Mar 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

To run a successful and mutually beneficial bug bounty program, the work starts long before you launch your program and is a continuous learning experience.

Simply put, your bounty program can be broken into three main stages: (1) planning and strategy, (2) launching and running your program, and (3) learning from and iterating upon your program. The graphic below outlines the steps involved in each of those stages.


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Bugcrowd works closely with security teams of all kinds and sizes throughout this sometimes non-linear process, making recommendations upfront and taking care of much of the heavy lifting. 

In the coming weeks, we'll be taking a deep dive into each of these steps, as well as exploring how you can integrate a bug bounty into your security development lifecycle


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Payton O'Neal

Written by Payton O'Neal