Office of the Iowa Secretary of State - Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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75% of submissions are accepted or rejected within 3 days

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No technology is perfect and the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State believes that working with skilled Security Researchers across the globe is crucial in identifying weaknesses in any technology. We are excited for you to participate as a Security Researcher in order to identify weaknesses in our main SOS and Fast Track filing web apps. If you believe you've found a security issue, we encourage you to notify us as soon as possible. We welcome working with you to resolve the issue promptly.


For the initial prioritization/rating of findings, this program will use the Bugcrowd Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy. However, it is important to note that in some cases a vulnerability priority will be modified due to its likelihood or impact. In any instance where an issue is downgraded, a full, detailed explanation will be provided to the researcher - along with the opportunity to appeal, and make a case for a higher priority.

This brief only applies to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The Secretary of State cannot authorize security research of other state offices, departments, branches, and agencies that share the domain. Any State of Iowa assets that are not specifically referenced in this policy are out of scope.


Program rules

This program follows Bugcrowd’s standard disclosure terms.

For any testing issues (such as broken credentials, inaccessible application, or Bugcrowd Ninja email problems), please email We will address your issue as soon as possible.