451 Research Pathfinder Report: Bug Bounties and the Path to Secure Software

Scott Crawford, Research Director - Information Security at 451 Research explores the role of bug bounties and vulnerability disclosure to create consistency, resiliency, and efficiency in software and development practices

451 Research is one of the top IT research and advisory companies. This new “pathfinder report” will help decision-makers better understand the role of bug bounties and vulnerability disclosure in their overall software security apparatus.


  • What is a bug bounty and when can it help?

  • What is a bug bounty program?

  • Making the most of a bug bounty program

  • Everyone’s first step: A vulnerability disclosure policy

  • The vulnerability handling process

  • Bug bounty platform providers

  • Workflow integration

And much more…


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