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Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
08 Apr 2019
GitHub's Bug Bounty program gets bigger
GitHub’s Bug Bounty program is now five years old and to mark the occasion it has revamped the program’s scope, rewards, and new legal rules.
04 Mar 2019
Swiss Post asks public to hack its e-voting system
Switzerland’s postal service Swiss Post is inviting keen-eyed security experts and white hats to hack its e-voting system.
18 Feb 2019
Skyscanner opens up bug bounty for interested hackers
If you can find a bug in Skyscanner then the company will pay up to US$2,000 per vulnerability.
31 Jan 2019
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
29 Nov 2018
Bug bounty marketplace in sore need of standardisation – report
"With a lot of opportunities for bug bounties to go wrong, the maturity required to run a successful programme should not be underestimated."
01 Aug 2018
Uber updates bug bounty terms to stop extortion and unauthorised data collection
Any helpful hacker who participates in Uber’s bug bounty program must act in good faith or face legal action.
01 May 2018
GitHub boosts bug bounty program & payouts in 2017 with more to come this year
GitHub’s Security Bug Bounty program paid out more than US$166,000 in 2017 after a significant payout revamp that doubled amounts across the board.
19 Mar 2018
Not-for-profit Bug Bounty project surpasses major milestone
The Open Bug Bounty project has reached 100,000 fixed vulnerabilities and is showing no signs of slowing down with changes on the horizon.
23 Feb 2018