The Cardano Foundation has announced a massive “bug bounty” program for ethical hackers who can find vulnerabilities in the Cardano platform.
In a recent blog post, the Cardano Foundation announced a bug bounty program with hacker-powered security firm HackerOne to look for vulnerabilities in the project’s blockchain. The Foundation hopes that this will help it “ensure that the Cardano blockchain is the most stable and secure blockchain possible.”
Jeremy Firster, Project Manager at the Cardano Foundation, said it was their duty “to maintain the highest standards and commitment to code transparency and reliability to ensure that the protocol remains viable for mission critical applications delivered around the world from individuals, start-ups, enterprises, financial institutions, and governments alike. “
Firster went on to say that the partnership with HackerOne would send a clear signal to stakeholders that the Cardano values security and public safety. Firster also noted the participation of financial institutions alongside Cardano’s growing userbase as a catalyst for increased security.
Tor Abrams, Account Manager for HackerOne, said the company was committed to testing, finding and safely reporting real-world security weaknesses:
From The U.S. Department of Defense, to Dropbox and from Goldman Sachs to Google, HackerOne gives organizations access to the largest community of hackers on the planet.
Abrams said the platform’s ethical hackers were mostly motivated to learn and expand their skill sets in addition to claiming bounties.
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