We are conducting a survey among security researchers who participate in bug bounty programs to understand their motivations and the challenges that they face. If you are interested after taking the survey, we might also invite you to participate in our focus groups. All data that we collect will be analyzed and published anonymously to protect the participants’ privacy. Results that we publish from this study can benefit the security researcher community by guiding bug bounty platforms and programs to create better bug bounties.
Dr. Amit Elazari Bar On is a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information, Master in Cybersecurity program, and the Director of Global Cybersecurity Policy at Intel.
Omer is a second year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Maryland.
Prof. Grossklags is an Associate Professor for Cyber Trust and directs the Chair of Cyber Trust at the Department of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich.
We are interested in understanding the motivations of bug bounty hunters and the challenges that they face. Our goal is to conduct an independent, unbiased study of the bug bounty community, to identify the most significant issues, and to provide guidance on how to make bug bounty programs better. We are seeking the participation of both experienced and novice security researchers to get a complete picture of the community.
A group of academic researchers who are passionate about cybersecurity research and improving bug bounty programs. We are not affiliated with any bug bounty platforms.
If you choose to participate, you can follow the link above to take the survey, which will ask you a series of questions. We will invite a subset of the survey participants to online focus group studies. Your responses will be analyzed anonymously, and we will publish anonymous aggregated results in peer-reviewed, academic publications.
Fantastic! So are we! All your data will be kept confidential and will be accessible only to the researchers themselves.
Our goal is to provide guidance to bug bounty platforms and programs on how to make bug bounty programs better by identifying and studying common issues. We will also reward focus group participants with $20 Amazon gift cards.
Nothing, you can just ignore this survey. Your information will not be recorded.