Bug Bounty Programs – Not a Quick Fix

As the needs for improved defect detection and vulnerability awareness become more urgent, it’s imperative to take security measures before software and applications are released. However, in a recent survey, 83% of respondents admitted they released code before it was tested or before resolving bugs. In addition, the much-hyped “bug bounty” programs – rewarding individuals for identifying bugs in software – is not the magic solution. This report highlights why bug bounty programs, while helpful and important, shouldn’t be used as a replacement for a strong AppSec program.

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