NETGEAR Leadership Focus on CyberSecurity Through Bugcrowd Program

NETGEAR announced the launch of a public bug bounty program with Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security testing. As an extension of the company’s ongoing security initiatives and previous private bug bounty programs, this new public program will leverage Bugcrowd’s curated community of skilled cybersecurity researchers, allowing NETGEAR to further advance the security of its products and stay in front of the latest threats.

The NETGEAR bug bounty program will provide monetary rewards or points for security vulnerabilities found within NETGEAR’s products and services, including NETGEAR’s devices, mobile applications, and exposed APIs. Security researchers will be rewarded either points or up to $15,000 USD per bug identified — depending on impact and severity of vulnerabilities and where they’re found.

“As the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet, NETGEAR must earn and maintain the trust of their users by protecting the privacy and security of their data,” said Tejas Shah, vice president of information technology at NETGEAR. “Being proactive when it comes to security is fundamental to NETGEAR’s approach. By adding a managed bug bounty program through Bugcrowd, we are adding one more layer to our security program.”

Bugcrowd connects organizations to a curated crowd of tens of thousands of security researchers from around the world to identify vulnerabilities in applications, devices, and code — before the adversaries do. By providing organizations with the experience and expertise in setting up and managing programs, and a simple to use bug bounty platform, Bugcrowd ensures organizations not only see vulnerability submissions from researchers, but also realize real value from their bug bounty program.

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