Paying cash in exchange for security holes can be useful if planned correctly, but we're seeing a wild West of hired guns shooting up easy targets, & increasing perverse incentives.
From the creator of some of the most legendary bug bounties (Microsoft, US Dept of Defense, and more), and an expert witness to the US Senate on the Uber data breach that was hushed up by an extortion payment laundered as a ""bug bounty"", come learn about how the market for bugs has twisted over the years, and what to do about it. Learn how to turn this technical tool of bug bounty from clown rodeo to speakeasy. The sheriff of bug town is here.
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