Bugcrowd, a San Francisco- and Sydney-based company specializing in crowdsourced cybersecurity, has announced that Navitas, a global education provider, has launched a private bug bounty program with Bugcrowd to identify and resolve security vulnerabilities.
Under the bug bounty program, dozens of Bugcrowd security researchers will test Navitas’ web applications for security risks on an ongoing basis. Ethical hackers who identify and remediate any valid threats will receive a bug bounty financial reward of up to AUD $3,700 (USD $2,500), depending on the severity of the uncovered threat.
“Bugcrowd is excited to work with Navitas in assisting to protect both their data and applications with a comprehensive bug bounty strategy and a non-production testing strategy,” said Nick McKenzie, Chief Information and Security Officer at Bugcrowd. “Our extensive global crowdsourced security team has the ability to scale for Navitas’s requirements, provide critical protections around the clock, and through the introduction of non-production testing regimes will help the Navitas business deliver at a higher digital velocity.”
The network of trained security researchers is expected to identify and resolve online vulnerabilities before attacks occur.