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Internet Bug Bounty Raises New Funding to Improve Open-Source Security

Jul 21, 2017, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

The Internet Bug Bounty (IBB) has raised new funding, in an effort to help reward and encourage security researchers to responsibly disclose vulnerabilities in open-source software.  The IBB is backed by Facebook, the Ford Foundation and Github, who are now donating a total of $300,000 to help secure the internet with an open-source bug bounty program.

The IBB was started back in 2013 with the help of bug bounty platform provider HackerOne, which still helps to operate the platform.

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