HackerOne is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform. English translation: it’s like a matchmaker that connects companies like us with people who can hack into our systems and find bugs and weaknesses. If they successfully identify weak spots, they’ll collect a set reward. It’s the largest cybersecurity company of its kind and boasts clients like Spotify, PayPal, TikTok and, of course, Curve.
What’s a bug bounty program?
A bug bounty program is essentially a cash incentive offered by a company, rewarding the identification and reporting of software bugs that could pose a threat to their security. All businesses want to provide their customers with the best security levels possible. Bug bounty programs can achieve this, ironically enough, with the help of hackers.