For AVG, helping to keep our 200 million users safe online isn’t just a question of reacting to threats as and when they appear. Instead, our security is built on a foundation of deliberate, pre-emptive action in order to keep their data and identity safe.
One way to be proactive is through a bug bounty program, which offers rewards to researchers that legally find and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities. By safely identifying and fixing vulnerabilities before attackers discover them, bug bounty programs help make software and websites more secure.
This extra security is one of the reasons I’m pleased to share that AVG has started a bug bounty program on Bugcrowd. Bugcrowd gives AVG the opportunity to have a well-established and respected community review its PC security products. This proactive approach to the security of our software will give our more than 200 million active users even more peace of mind and protection.
By starting a bug bounty program, AVG joins other companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple taking that extra step to secure its users.
How can you get involved?
If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a bug bounty hunter, you can see all the technical details here on AVG’s bug bounty page at Bugcrowd.