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Why Bug Bounties Are The New Normal
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Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/29/2014 | 9:03:13 AM
Re: About time!
Marisa, 

How widely recognizd and adopted -- amoung bounty hunters -- is the CERT Software Engineering Institute's Vulnerability Disclosure Policy?
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2014 | 7:10:46 PM
Re: About time!
In my professional opinion it appears that many of the large players in the market have adopted the pay for bug mentatility, Yahoo included.  I believe it was shortly after the Yahoo incident when the Microsoft and Facebook backed HackerOne site was launched to create a central location for bug bounties.  

Obviously there are still hold outs to the new norm but I would say they are now a minority.  Moving forward any large companies that refuse to pay for bugs may find themselves on wrong side of a vulnerability.
dumbledin
dumbledin,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/28/2014 | 5:36:22 PM
Re: About time!
yes!! Yahoo pays me on HackerOne have received $15000 to date. can't use bugcrowd for bounties there. very happy of hackerone team for bounties and hackers :)
MarisaFagan
MarisaFagan,
User Rank: Author
4/28/2014 | 4:07:07 PM
Re: About time!
Robert, Yahoo is a fantastic example of this growing trend towards paying external researchers. 6 months after the Yahoo "Tshirt-gate" media coverage, their security team is now paying out a minimum $250 bounty for bugs that demonstrate a security impact. 
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/28/2014 | 3:17:49 PM
Re: About time!
Robert, do you think the security industry recognize and understands the new role bug bounties play in vulnerability management? Or are most of them still in a T-shirt mentality?
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2014 | 2:37:20 PM
About time!
As this article points out, bug bounty programs are not a nicety but rather they are necessary.  For example, just last year a security firm reported four separate XSS vulnerabilities to Yahoo and their reward, a tee-shirt.  The moral of the story, if the security researcher is not properly compensated for their work then they may sell the information to someone who is more generous. 

Link to Yahoo story


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