Bugcrowd Blog

Bugcrowd - Correcting the Math for Customers in their Cybersecurity Equation

Posted by Ashish Gupta on Sep 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for such a warm welcome to Bugcrowd. I am thrilled to be joining a brilliant team as the new CEO and proud to be a part of something that will not only make an impact on organizations, but also on each of us as citizens of today’s digital world. I have watched closely as Bugcrowd pioneered the space for crowdsourced cybersecurity and security testing, winning the hearts and minds of hundreds of customers and tens of thousands of security researchers around the world, through the leadership of Casey Ellis. I’m thrilled to join the team and help steer the ship through this next phase of growth.

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Interesting, Bugcrowd News

Ethical Security Research on SecureDrop

Posted by Jennifer Helsby, SecureDrop on Sep 19, 2017 11:05:00 AM

The SecureDrop engineering team welcomes the contributions of security researchers. SecureDrop is relied on by sources to talk with journalists at dozens of news organizations, many of whom are taking significant risks to bring information to the public eye. We want to do everything we can to make the whistleblowing process as safe for them as possible. Testing by external security researchers is an important part of that process. In order to minimize risk to SecureDrop users throughout the security research process, in this post we will describe how to ethically perform security research on SecureDrop and what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

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Guest Blog, Program Launches

Moving Fast with Security

Posted by Ron White on Sep 18, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Our driving purpose at Ibotta is to reward our users with cash rebates that make a difference in their lives. They have entrusted their earnings with us, and it’s our responsibility to do our best to safeguard their accounts.

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Guest Blog, Case Studies

August 2017 Hall of Fame!!

Posted by Kaila Pollart on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Bugcrowd is excited to announce our August 2017 Hall of Fame winners! 

We'd like to welcome mongo back to the first place spot, with sandeepv in VERY close second, and one of our private users rounding out in third. To thank our top performers for their hard work, Bugcrowd is pleased to announce that all three researchers have received bonuses for their performance in the month of August.

  1. mongo - 2388 points - $2,500 bonus 
  2. sandeepv- 2352 points - $1,500 bonus
  3. Private User - 1022 points - $1,000 bonus
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Researcher Resources

Dash Elevates its Bug Bounty Program from Private to Public

Posted by Jim Bursch on Sep 6, 2017 6:02:00 AM

We’re excited to announce our bug bounty program is moving from private to public! Dash is opening up its doors to more than 60,000 registered and verified Bugcrowd security experts around the world to detect issues on behalf of Dash and be rewarded in bug bounty payments. That means more vulnerabilities are discovered and fixed, and we’re all more secure as a result.

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Guest Blog, Bugcrowd News, Program Launches

Car Hacking in the Cloud (for Cheap) at DEF CON

Posted by Daniel Trauner on Sep 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Each summer, members of the security community convene in Las Vegas for a week of talks, networking, and other activities at a series of conferences. At DEF CON specifically, a number of organizations host Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking competitions in which contestants either compete against each other trying to access other teams' infrastructure while defending their own ("Attack with Defense"), or by racing to rack up the most points before the contest ends with answering standalone questions ("Jeopardy style").

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Interesting, Conferences, Running Your Own Program, events

How to hire a new CEO - A note from Bugcrowd’s founder

Posted by Casey Ellis on Aug 28, 2017 5:57:00 AM

Bugcrowd is excited and very pleased to announce the appointment of Ashish Gupta as our new Chief Executive Officer. With this addition, I’ll be transitioning to Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer.

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Bugcrowd News

Bugcrowd’s VRT 1.2 Introduces Market Aligned Updates and Easy Integration via a Ruby Gem

Posted by Pawel Lesniewski on Aug 9, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Today we are excited to announce the latest version of our Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy - VRT 1.2.

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Secret Program to Offer Rewards up to $250K

Posted by Casey Ellis on Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

At Bugcrowd, we’ve long said that managed bug bounty programs allow organizations of any size or stage of security maturity to realize the benefits of a bug bounty program. This is why we’ve provided managed programs from day one and why I’m especially excited by today’s news. Today we are recruiting for a Secret customer program with a top reward of $250K.

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Bugcrowd News, Program Launches, Researcher Resources

3,2,1… BSidesLV, Black Hat and DEF CON 2017 Wrap Up

Posted by Casey Ellis on Aug 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM

BSidesLV, Black Hat and DEF CON week is “that time of year” in the security industry; when hackers, suits, feds and anyone else interested in our craft descend on Las Vegas. The goal? To teach, demonstrate, learn, connect, and enjoy the company of fellow members of the village.

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Conferences, events