San Francisco’s HackerOne connects white hat hackers with cold hard cash
Hack of All Trades
Sure, maybe you’re not inclined to stray from your marriage vows; nor do you work for a multinational entertainment juggernaut threatening North Korea. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be worried – a lot – about internet security.
San Francisco-based HackerOne connects “white-hat” hackers with companies looking to ensure their online security is uncompromised. Corporations like Twitter and Dropbox offer bounties for the discovery of bugs and security flaws, and HackerOne takes a 20% commission from companies for each find.
HackerOne says they’ve paid out more than $4 million to their network of hackers to date. And with the cybersecurity market projected to be a $155.7 billion industry by 2019, that number should grow very big, very fast.
“We want to make it easy and rewarding for that next group of skilled hackers to have a viable career staying in defense,” Katie Moussouris, the company’s Chief Policy Officer, said.
HackerOne are also hiring for engineers, product designers, and account managers – get all the details here.
Now go forth (and stay safe).
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