2016 State of Bug Bounty report: Bigger bounties, more industries offering programs

The rise in global cyberattacks and the “critical deficit of security talent” helped bug bounty programs grow in the last year and to diversify from those offered by “tech giants” to more traditional industries. One trend over the last year has been for payouts to increase, according to the 2016 State of Bug Bounty report ( pdf ). Last year, the average bug reward on Bugcrowd’s platform was $200.81; this second annual report shows an increase of 47%, with the average reward rising to $294.70.

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