The true value of crowdsourced security lies in the diversity of knowledge, experience, and bug-hunting methods employed by security researchers. Additional value is oftentimes further defined by differing cultures, perspectives and backgrounds depending on geographic location. Bugcrowd’s crowdsourced bug-bounty program, for example, is quite diverse, with participating researchers from no fewer than 112 countries organized into several regions.
While there may be a lot of differences between each of the 112 countries, the top researchers – many of them described as 'Super Hunters' — from each region appear to share a common goal: to find the most, high impact valid bugs before a bad guy does.
In this Dark Reading slide show Sean Martin Explores the world of 'super hunters' and presents the profiles of the top 7 bug hunters from around the globe.
Note: imsmartin would like to thank the Bugcrowd team for making this information available to our team.