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Bug Bounty Programs are Just Legalized Bribery

Finding bugs in software isn’t new. Finding security bugs is just as old. Even the process of selling them to nefarious operators has history.

The rise of bug bounty programs is changing the economics of disclosure and patching, however. We’ve entered a new era of people trying to get top dollar for their investigations. The morality around it all is troubling.

In this episode, find out if bug bounty programs are just legalized bribery.

Bug bounty programs are legalized bribery. Or are they? Catch this podcast to learn more.

On-Premises for today’s roundtable:


Jens Soeldner
Pieter-Jan Nefkens
Christopher Kusek


Tom Hollingsworth @NetworkingNerd

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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