Best Practices For Bounty Tables

Bounty tables are an important tool for program managers in a bug bounty program as it allows them to define the rewards for different types of vulnerabilities and scopes. By using bounty tables, program managers can incentivize hackers to focus on specific types of vulnerabilities or areas of the application that are most critical to their organization. This helps to ensure that rewards are paid out fairly for the severity and impact of the vulnerability.

Here are some best practices to follow when using bounty tables:

  1. Prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities: Prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities by assigning higher bounties to them. This will encourage hackers to focus on finding and reporting these types of vulnerabilities first.

  2. Be transparent: Clearly communicate your bounty tables and rewards to hackers. Make sure that they understand the rewards they can earn and the criteria for earning them.

  3. Regularly review and update: Review and update your bounty tables regularly. This will ensure that the rewards are in line with the current threat landscape and the evolving needs of your organization.

  4. Assign bounties according to the scope: Assign different bounties to different scopes based on their priority and impact on the organization.

  5. Communicate the changes: Keep your hackers informed about any changes made to the bounty table.

By following these best practices, program managers can ensure that their bug bounty program is effective in finding and fixing vulnerabilities, and that hackers are fairly rewarded for their efforts.

Last updated