Blog Posts

The latest & greatest from the HackerOne blog.

  • Transparency Builds Trust

    Transparency Builds Trust

    Someone called it a “breach,” and the world took notice. Here is the story. There is no trust without transparency. For us at HackerOne, it is a company value we live every day. Any valid...

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  • How Bug Bounties Help You Shift Left

    How Bug Bounties Help You Shift Left

    For many organizations, the days when security acted as a final “check-in” are disappearing faster than the guacamole at a Super Bowl party. Nowadays, cloud, agile, DevOps, and CI/CD pipelines...

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  • HackerOne is a 2019 Cyber Catalyst Designated Cybersecurity Solution

    HackerOne is a 2019 Cyber Catalyst Designated Cybersecurity Solution

    HackerOne has been chosen as a 2019 Cyber CatalystSM designated cybersecurity solution. HackerOne Bounty was selected by Cyber Catalyst insurers as a solution that can have a meaningful impact on...

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  • 8 High-impact Bugs and How HackerOne Customers Avoided a Breach: SQL Injection

    8 High-impact Bugs and How HackerOne Customers Avoided a Breach: SQL Injection

    This blog series counts down 8 high-impact vulnerability types, along with examples of how HackerOne helped avoid breaches associated with them. This blog, the third in the series, looks at SQL...

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  • How the Risk-Averse DoD Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hackers

    How the Risk-Averse DoD Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hackers

    There are few, if any, organizations more risk-averse than the U.S. Department of Defense. But even this staid agency has realized the security benefits of working with hackers, such as saving...

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  • The World's Elite Hackers Share Tips and Insights

    The World's Elite Hackers Share Tips and Insights

    As many hackers on the HackerOne platform know, you can make a good living out of bug-hunting. But a few of our hackers have made a really good living. Bloomberg Tech Editor Aki Ito moderated a...

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  • LINE Launches Public Bug Bounty Program: Q&A with Security Engineer Robin Lunde

    LINE Launches Public Bug Bounty Program: Q&A with Security Engineer Robin Lunde

    LINE Corporation is one of the most popular messaging applications in Asia Pacific, serving millions of users in countries including Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India to name a few....

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  • Supporting the Source: Why HackerOne is Upgrading its Free Tools for Open Source

    Supporting the Source: Why HackerOne is Upgrading its Free Tools for Open Source

    Protecting open source is our social responsibility and essential to internet well being. We believe this is important and essential. Open source software powers HackerOne. It powers our...

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  • Announcing Program Audit Log

    Announcing Program Audit Log

    As our customers’ security teams grow, it’s important for us to sustain their growth with new features. Today we’re announcing the Program Audit Log. It enables customers to audit important...

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  • Reducing Risk With a Bug Bounty Program

    Reducing Risk With a Bug Bounty Program

    Data breaches can cost millions in damages and fines and have a devastating impact on customer trust, reputation, and finances. The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom (UK)...

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  • U.S. Department of Defense VDP Wins Prestigious 2019 DoD Chief Information Officer Award

    U.S. Department of Defense VDP Wins Prestigious 2019 DoD Chief Information Officer Award

    This guest blog post was contributed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3) public affairs team. On Nov. 3, 2019 in the Pentagon Auditorium, the DoD Cyber Crime Center...

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  • Hacking the Singapore Government: A Q&A With A Top Hacker & MINDEF 2.0 Results

    Hacking the Singapore Government: A Q&A With A Top Hacker & MINDEF 2.0 Results

    On Friday, HackerOne announced the results of the second bug bounty challenge with the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF). The three-week challenge ran from September 30, 2019 to October 21,...

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  • 8 High-Impact Bugs and How HackerOne Customers Avoided a Breach: Information Disclosure

    8 High-Impact Bugs and How HackerOne Customers Avoided a Breach: Information Disclosure

    This blog series counts down 8 high-impact vulnerability types, along with examples of how HackerOne helped avoid breaches associated with them. This is the second in the series after we kicked...

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  • Scaling Security: From Startup to Unicorn

    Scaling Security: From Startup to Unicorn

    Building a small company’s security team is a unique challenge. Budgets are tight. Hiring is difficult. And security typically rests on the shoulders of one individual...and it might not be their...

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  • Scaling Security: From Startup to Unicorn

    Scaling Security: From Startup to Unicorn

    Building a small company’s security team is a unique challenge. Budgets are tight. Hiring is difficult. And security typically rests on the shoulders of one individual...and it might not be their...

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  • Why Laurie Mercer Became a Security Engineer at HackerOne

    Why Laurie Mercer Became a Security Engineer at HackerOne

    Two years ago, Laurie Mercer joined HackerOne as a security engineer. Before that, he was a developer, penetration tester, and solutions engineer -- but also a lecturer at a Chinese university,...

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  • Security@ Fireside Chat: Insights from Phil Venables of Goldman Sachs

    Security@ Fireside Chat: Insights from Phil Venables of Goldman Sachs

    Phil Venables, senior advisor and board director at Goldman Sachs, has seen more than his share of highs and lows in the security world. The former Goldman Sachs CISO has held senior-level...

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  • Keynote with Phil Venables of Goldman Sachs

    Keynote with Phil Venables of Goldman Sachs

    Phil Venables, senior advisor and board director at Goldman Sachs, has seen more than his share of highs and lows in the security world. The former Goldman Sachs CISO has held senior-level...

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  • Q&A with HackerOne's New Vice President, APAC, Attley Ng

    Q&A with HackerOne's New Vice President, APAC, Attley Ng

    Fueled by tremendous demand for hacker-powered security in the region, security veteran Attley Ng has joined HackerOne as Vice President of Asia Pacific, based in our Singapore office. Public and...

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  • Lowering Your Pentesting Fees with HackerOne

    Lowering Your Pentesting Fees with HackerOne

    Each blog in the series "Breaking Down the Benefits of Hacker-Powered Pentests"  has focused on one of the key findings in Forrester Consulting’s report The Total Economic Impact Of HackerOne...

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