Report

2016 State of Bug Bounty

Bugcrowd’s 2nd Annual State of Bug Bounty Report 

This market-leading report provides readers with a comprehensive look at the bug bounty economy, supported by data from organizations running bug bounties and researchers participating in them.

Key findings:

  1. Bigger, Better Bugs: The average bug reward to researchers rose 47% in the last 12 months, and average priority per bug is increasing.
  2. Bug Bounties Are on the Rise: Bounty programs on the Bugcrowd platform have increased over 210% on average year-over-year since January 2013.
  3. Enterprise Has Entered the Market: Companies with 5,000+ employees accounted for the fastest adoption of companies launching bounty programs in the last 12 months.

For the complete list of trends, download the full report.

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