5 Articles to Get You Up-to-Speed on Bug Bounty Programs

Bug Bounty Programs

Many organizations use bug bounty programs to help them protect their ever-expanding attack surface and achieve attack resistance. Bug bounties, with ethical hackers at the helm, uncover critical and severe vulnerabilities before bad actors and deliver better protection against cyberattacks. But what is a bug bounty, and should your organization have one?  

This article shares five valuable resources about bug bounty programs, why they are useful, how to implement them, and how they can improve your organization’s security and development. 

  1.  Understanding Public and Private Bug Bounties and Vulnerability Disclosure Programs is a post that outlines how a program can help your organization. It defines the difference between public and private bug bounty programs highlighting the advantages of each type. Read on to learn more about how bug bounties help achieve attack resistance and determine which type of program might meet your organization’s needs
  2. Bug Bounty Programs [Best Choices for a Bug Bounty Program] details how bug bounty programs work, the benefits of a program, and explains how bounties vary, why, and that they aren’t ethical hackers' only motivation. Learn bug bounty features and benefits and understand your organization’s best program choice. Click the link to get this valuable information. 
  3. How to Use Bug Bounty Program Data to Improve Security and Development examines how data obtained from bug bounty programs add value and can improve both organizational security and development. By tracking program metrics, organizations can see trends that identify issues, find opportunities, and prompt appropriate corrective action. Read this post to learn the three phases of a bug bounty program, where and how your organization can track valuable data, and how to use that information to help achieve attack resistance. 
  4. Bug Bounty Benefits l Why You Need a Bug Bounty Program explains how a bug bounty program identifies vulnerabilities, discusses the program’s benefits, and details its challenges. You will learn that a bug bounty program is a cost-effective way for an organization to identify security risks and vulnerabilities while allowing organizations to have diverse and experienced hackers proactively identify weaknesses for remediation. Read the full post to learn the specific ways your organization can benefit from implementing a bug bounty program.
  5. What Are Bug Bounties? How Do They Work? [With Examples] answers the big questions of what bug bounties are, how they work, and shares valuable information about how some HackerOne bug bounty customers run their programs. Read on to peek into Shopify’s program. Shopify has paid out over $1,580,000 in bounties to hackers and offers up to $30,000 for reporting critical vulnerabilities. Learn about Yelp’s program with 19 different domains in scope, including everything from mobile apps to email systems. And, read about Mail.ru Group’s program. It even pays for bugs found in the applications of its partner vendors.

HackerOne Bounty is one component of HackerOne’s Attack Resistance Management Platform that helps your organization find and close gaps in its attack surface. For more information on improving your attack resistance, contact us


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