Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs
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By one estimate, more than 100 billion lines of code are released each year, with an ever-increasing proportion of that software connected to the internet. With more connected code, there’s more risk of hackers connecting to that code for their own nefarious ends.

Given this opportunity for compromised code, bug-bounty programs are booming. Although positive, they’re just one component of how to deliver superior security.