Update: Monetary Rewards
See the Rewards and Out-of-Scope section section for more details.
- As of December 14, 2017, this program now offers monetary rewards for "Critical" (P1) submissions on the target:
- As of February 13th, 2018, this program now offers monetary rewards for "Critical" (P1) submissions on the target:
At Sophos, we understand the effort that goes into security research. To show our appreciation to researchers who help keep our products and our customers safe, we are glad to introduce a Responsible Disclosure Program to provide recognition and rewards for responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities.
Sophos rewards the confidential disclosure of any identified and confirmed security vulnerability that could be used to compromise the confidentiality or integrity of our Sophos or users' data (such as by bypassing our authentication or authorization process, privilege escalation, or instigating action on another user's behalf). Kudos rewards and recognition in the Sophos Security Hall of Fame may be provided for the disclosure of qualifying bugs, depending on severity and creativity of identified issues. Sophos may also award company swag for qualifying issues. Additionally, please see the "Monetary Rewards" section below for details on monetized vulnerability reports.
The scope of this program is limited to technical security vulnerabilities in Sophos owned websites, applications, products, and software. Additionally, in general no credentials or product keys will be provided for this program - all testing is to be performed using self-provisioned credentials against legally obtained Sophos products (including free trials). See the section Credentials for more details.
This program adheres to the Bugcrowd Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy for the rating/prioritization of findings.
Out of scope
Verifiable evidence the vulnerability exists (screenshot/video/script) is required to receive recognition or an award for reported vulnerabilities.
For more technically elaborate vulnerabilities, reproduction steps are required. Rewards or recognition will not be awarded If our security team cannot reproduce and verify an issue. When researching a bug, please also use test accounts (and systems where appropriate) such that security and privacy of real users are not affected.
As a researcher, you are only considered eligible for a reward if you're the first person reporting it to Sophos. We commit to having 48 business hours to respond to the report, and up to 90 days to implement a fix based on the severity of the report. Note that posting details or conversations about this report before it has been approved for disclosure or posting details that reflect poorly on this program or the Sophos brand will result in forfeiture of any award and/or immediate removal from the program.
DO NOT use the output from automated scanners and tools as your entire vulnerability report
DO provide a description of the nature and impact of the issue in your vulnerability report
Qualifying bugs will be rewarded via Kudos based on severity, to be determined by Sophos security team. Rewards may range from Kudos to Sophos-branded swag. Awards are granted entirely at the discretion of Sophos.
updated: December 14th, 2017 at 12:30pm PST
Monetary rewards are applicable to the following targets ONLY (please note the Out-of-Scope section for this program).
|P1||$1,500 - $3,000|
All other targets are rewarded with kudos ONLY. The priority of submissions will be assigned according to the Bugcrowd Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy.
At Sophos discretion, providing a complete research, proof-of-concept code, and detailed documentation may incur a bonus percentage on the bounty awarded. Conversely, Sophos reserves the right to less for vulnerabilities that require complex or over-complicated interactions or for which the impact or security risk is negligible, or misstated.
For testing services and products that require credentials, please create an account on your own using your
@bugcrowdninja.com email address. Your
bugcrowdninja email address is your username
@bugcrowdninja.com. All emails will go to the email address associated with your account.
If for some reason your IP address or account are banned during your research activity please contact us at
email@example.com and we'll restore your access ASAP.
To obtain credentials for the
dev.phishthreat.com target, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your Bugcrowd username.
Please note: This program does not allow disclosure. You may not release information about vulnerabilities found in this program to the public without explicit consent from Sophos.