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Case Study: Barracuda's Fully Managed Bug Bounty Program

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In 2010, Barracuda Networks was one of the first organizations to launch a formal bug bounty program. Since then, Barracuda has paved the way for other organizations to launch programs in order to collaborate with the independent research community and improve their overall product security programs.

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Industry Spotlight: How Security Vendors Use Bug Bounty Programs

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Mar 21, 2017 8:49:19 AM

Bugcrowd bug bounty programs launched by security vendors have tripled over the past two years and represent the fifth largest industry on the Bugcrowd platform.

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Learnings from Bugcrowd's 1st Hackathon!

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Feb 22, 2017 4:30:37 PM

Today we wrapped up our first company-wide Hackathon and I felt it worthy of a short blog while the judges deliberate over who had the best project… It’s not about winning anyways, right?

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Bugcrowd's 2017 RSAC + BSides SF Recap

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Feb 17, 2017 2:28:36 PM
We made it through yet another week of craziness that is BSides SF and RSAC. Now we'd like to take a moment to give you a recap of what we were up to and what we enjoyed throughout the week...
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Top 2017 AppSec Tools

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Jan 23, 2017 3:47:42 PM

At the close of 2016, we surveyed 100 CISOs and decision makers to get a sense of their 2017 security priorities. The full report will be released next week. In the meantime, you can learn more about a few of the top application security focus areas and challenges in our previous post. This post will build on those trends, diving into specific tools and best practices appsec organizations are using.

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Case Study: Twilio's Bug Bounty Program Over the Years

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Jan 17, 2017 6:37:00 AM

After two and a half years of running an outstanding bug bounty program with Bugcrowd, we’d like to shine a spotlight on one of our most engaged customers–Twilio.

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Top 2017 AppSec Challenges and Investment Areas

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Jan 11, 2017 12:37:37 PM

At the close of 2016, we surveyed 100 CISOs and decision makers to get a sense of their 2017 security priorities. The full report will be released at a later date. In the meantime, you can learn more about a few of the top application security focus areas and challenges in this post.

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Case Study: The ROI of Okta's Bug Bounty Program

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Jan 5, 2017 11:21:42 AM

A few months ago we celebrated the launch of Okta's public bug bounty program after having run a private program for years. Today, we're taking a closer look at how their bug bounty program has influenced their application security program.

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Bugcrowd in 2016: Transparency, Education, and Quality

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Dec 20, 2016 9:03:00 AM

It goes without saying that it has been a HUGE year for appsec. We’ve seen yet another record breaking year of breaches, we had the largest breach in recorded history–Yahoo, and we also witnessed the largest DDoS attack as far as we know at 1.2TB–Mirai. 

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2017 Predictions: Three Experts Discuss Security Challenges for the Coming Year

Posted by Payton O'Neal on Dec 14, 2016 1:36:31 PM

This week we chatted with three security heavyweights to talk about the top security risks and concerns in the upcoming year. The panel of industry experts includes Jeremiah Grossman, Founder of WhiteHat Security and Chief of Security Strategy with SentinelOne, Daniel Miessler, Project Leader: OWASP IoT Security Project and Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility.

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