Bugcrowd Blog

It Really Does Take A Crowd; LevelUp Recap

Posted by Sam Houston on Jul 21, 2017 3:36:20 PM

In the past year we’ve seen the Bugcrowd community more than double to more than 60,000 researchers, up from 26,782 at the beginning of 2016. With this growth comes the increasing responsibility to educate and foster the professional growth that our researchers seek every day.

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Conferences, Researcher Resources, Research and Reports

Vegas; Here We Come!

Posted by Bugcrowd on Jul 17, 2017 2:40:52 PM

We are just one week away from one of the busiest and most hectic weeks of the year - BSides, Black Hat and DEF CON in Las Vegas! Are you excited? We are!

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Bugcrowd News, events

Why You Can’t Ignore the Economics of a Bug Bounty

Posted by David Baker on Jul 14, 2017 11:48:06 AM

It’s common knowledge that the security industry has been facing a massive shortage of resources. Add the fact that companies are accelerating their cloud presence and growing an API ecosystem of their own. CISOs are up-leveling their security strategy by adding bug bounty programs to their toolbox.  

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Interesting, Running Your Own Program, Research and Reports

Why We’re Letting 60,000 Bugcrowd Security Researchers Ethically Hack Us

Posted by Matthew Hart on Jul 12, 2017 9:04:47 AM

At Atlassian, security is baked into the product development lifecycle. We employ an entire team of security engineers who build threat models, review code, and test our systems. Building and maintaining products that keep our customers safe is a team effort.

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Guest Blog, Program Launches

Bigger Bugs, Bigger Payouts, More Managed Programs

Posted by Ryan Black on Jul 7, 2017 12:16:44 PM

Last week, we released our third annual State of Bug Bounty Report. We were really excited to see the momentum around enterprise adoption, and this year’s report highlights not only the continued growth of the bug bounty model, but also the economics around bug bounty payouts, trends in vulnerabilities, and the continued growth of the crowd.

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Research and Reports

June 2017 Hall of Fame Results!!

Posted by Travis Andrade on Jul 6, 2017 10:10:35 AM

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

At the top, mongo is in our first place spot again :), with Web_Plus following closely behind in second and ahmedehane rounding out our top three! 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 June.

  1. mongo - 844 points - $2,500 bonus 
  2. Web_Plus - 813 points - $1,500 bonus
  3. ahmedehane - 602 points - $1,000 bonus

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Researcher Resources

Thoughts on our Third Annual State of Bug Bounty Report

Posted by Casey Ellis on Jun 30, 2017 12:01:10 PM

Since I started Bugcrowd, the one constant has been continual amazement at the pace of growth of the crowdsourced security movement we initiated back in 2012.

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Bugcrowd News

Bugcrowd’s Spring Release Ensures the Long-Term Success of Bug Bounty Programs

Posted by Travis Andrade on Jun 22, 2017 1:08:35 PM

Our 2017 Spring Product Release improves vulnerability management for the enterprise and supports the long-term success of both security teams and researchers.

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Product Updates


Posted by Ingrum Putz on Jun 21, 2017 9:08:45 AM

Bugcrowd’s vision is to deliver a radical cybersecurity advantage. In addition to providing the best platform and tools to allow the top security researchers on the planet to find vulnerabilities on our customer’s applications, networks, and devices (IoT), we know that the key to our vision and making the Internet a safer place is EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION!   

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Another Milestone in the Evolution of Bugcrowd

Posted by Casey Ellis on Jun 16, 2017 2:14:00 PM

As a founder there is nothing better than watching the company I started grow and evolve. In the four and a half years I’ve watched Bugcrowd grow by leaps and bounds - the team has grown threefold in the past year alone. While our guiding principles, core values, and vision of the future of cybersecurity remain unchanged, today we have evolved as an organization. To use a much-used term from the early aughts, we are now very much Bugcrowd 2.0, and I’m proud to announce a brand-new website that reflects just that. 

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Bugcrowd News