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Crowdsourced Security-as-a-Service

TechSpective Podcast Episode 119


If you want to prevent threat actors from infiltrating or compromising your environment, it helps to see things from the threat actor perspective. This concept has been fundamental to cybersecurity for many years–whether it is penetration testing, red teaming, ethical hacking, or other angles. Whatever you call it, the notion is simple enough.

Bugcrowd more or less pioneered the idea of harnessing the collective power of ethical hackers to provide crowdsourced security-as-a-service for companies. Dave Gerry, CEO of Bugcrowd, and Casey Ellis, founder, chairman, and CTO of Bugcrowd, join the TechSpective Podcast to talk about trends in ethical hacking and crowdsourced security and key takeaways from their “Inside the Mind of a Hacker 2023” report.

Check out the full episode for more on ethical hacking and crowdsourced security. We also discuss the challenges of developing secure code, the cognitive bias of trying to analyze or review your own code, and why it’s important to have third-parties take a look to find unique angles or holes you haven’t–and to some extent simply can’t–see. The podcast itself is audio-only, but the video of our conversation is also available on YouTube if you prefer:

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