In the context of internet users increasingly imposing high standards on the products they use, businesses are inadvertently pushed into the race to develop products fast enough, good enough, and still be safe in the operation. The more frequently the software is updated, the more likely it is to have security flaws.
The solution to this problem is that developers must be faster than hackers in finding and fixing vulnerabilities in their products. An advanced approach here is to use crowdsourced security.
Crowdsourced security allows businesses to engage with a large number of security experts with diverse skills and expertise, which can help to identify vulnerabilities that may have been missed by internal security teams. Traditional security methods typically rely on a smaller group of in-house security experts
Crowdsourced security can provide a fresh perspective on security issues, as security experts from outside the organization may be able to identify vulnerabilities and attack vectors that internal teams may have overlooked
Crowdsourced security can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional security methods, as it allows businesses to tap into a large pool of security experts at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time security team
By launching a crowdsourced security program, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to security, which can help to build trust and improve their reputation
Crowdsourced security can help businesses quickly detect and respond to security vulnerabilities, as security experts are able to identify and report vulnerabilities in a timely manner
We work with the customer to define the scope of the bug bounty program, which typically includes the systems or software that are eligible for testing, as well as the types of vulnerabilities that are eligible for rewards. The rules of the program are also established, including the reward amounts, the submission process, and the timeline for receiving rewards.
We launch the bug bounty program in WhiteHub, announce it to the public, and provide details about the scope of the program
Ethical hackers, also known as bug hunters from WhiteHub community, then try to find vulnerabilities in the defined systems or software. They can use a variety of techniques and tools to discover these vulnerabilities, including manual testing, automated scanning, and penetration testing.
When a bug hunter finds a vulnerability, they report it to WhiteHub and provide detailed information about the vulnerability, including steps to reproduce it and any potential impacts or risks it poses.
We will verify the reported vulnerability to determine if it is a genuine security issue and if it meets the eligibility criteria for a reward.
If the reported vulnerability is valid and eligible for a reward, the bug hunter receives a payout according to the reward structure established in the program. The reward amount can vary depending on the severity of the vulnerability, the impact it could have on the company or its customers, and the level of effort required to discover it.
The customer then fixes the vulnerability and may reach out to the bug hunter for additional information or assistance in verifying that the fix is effective.
Once the vulnerability is fixed, the customer may publicly disclose the issue and credit the bug hunter for their contribution to the security of their systems.
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The customer and WhiteHub team will have an initial consultation to discuss the customer’s security objectives, the scope of the program, and the types of vulnerabilities that will be in scope.
The WhiteHub team will work with the customer to set up the program, which includes creating a customized submission form and workflow, setting up the reward system, and configuring the program’s scope.
Once the program is set up, WhiteHub will launch the program and invite security researchers to participate via our promotional campaigns, and then we wait for submissions and work on them.
WhiteHub provides comprehensive reporting and analytics, providing organizations with detailed insights into the effectiveness of their big bounty program.
WhiteHub offers ongoing support and guidance to ensure the smooth operation of the bug bounty program.