Google says nearly $9 million given out in 2021 vulnerability rewards

Google announced this week that its Vulnerability Reward Programs doled out $8,700,000 for vulnerability rewards in 2021. Researchers donated $300,000 of their rewards to a charity of their choice, according to a blog from Sarah Jacobus of Google’s Vulnerability Rewards Read More …

DHS Announces “Hack DHS” Bug Bounty Program to Identify Potential Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of “Hack DHS,” a bug bounty program to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities within certain DHS systems and increase the Department’s cybersecurity resilience. Through Hack DHS, vetted cybersecurity researchers Read More …

Bug bounty platform urges need for firms to have vulnerability disclosure policy

Organisations should provide a proper channel through which anyone can report vulnerabilities in their systems. This will ensure potential security holes can be identified and plugged before they are exploited. Establishing a vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP) also would provide assurance Read More …