Okta Partners with Bugcrowd to Strengthen Robust Security Strategy with Bug Bounty Program

Okta’s public bug bounty program harnesses the power of Bugcrowd’s curated, user-friendly platform and deep program expertise

San Francisco, November 16, 2016Okta, a leading provider of identity for the enterprise, today launched a public bug bounty program with Bugcrowd, the pioneer and innovator in crowdsourced security testing. After an extended private bug bounty program with Bugcrowd, this new public program will leverage the full scope of Bugcrowd’s more than 40,000 cybersecurity researchers. The program will augment Okta’s industry-leading security team and strategy to further enhance the security of the Okta Identity Cloud.

“At Okta, we’re squarely focused on customer success. For my security team, that translates directly to customer security and assurance. Our private bug bounty program with Bugcrowd expanded coverage of my internal attack team by adding a solid bench of diversity and breadth of capabilities. By moving to a public program, we can now take advantage of the full extent and resources of Bugcrowd’s curated crowd,” said David Baker, Chief Security Officer at Okta. “Bugcrowd has quickly become an integral part of our overall security program. It enables my internal team to focus their assessments to the critical earlier stages of product design and development. We’re excited to expand our security program with today’s public launch.”

Bugcrowd connects organizations to a curated crowd of tens of thousands of security researchers from around the world to identify vulnerabilities in applications, devices, and code – before the bad guys do. By providing a curated crowd of researchers, managing programs on a simple to use platform, and providing deep expertise in setting up and managing programs, Bugcrowd ensures organizations not only see results, but also realize real value from crowdsourced security.

“Okta has advanced its security posture by leveraging the power of the global researcher community,” said Casey Ellis, CEO and founder of Bugcrowd. “We are proud to work with an organization that has such a mature approach to securing both its internal assets as well as those of its customers. With this launch we are pleased to work together to scale Okta’s bounty program, and ultimately help Okta build an even more secure platform.”

Bugcrowd has been architecting security expertise into the design, support and management of programs for over four years, delivering hundreds of successful programs, and helping crowdsourced security grow into a best practice for large and small organizations at any stage of security maturity. To learn more about the state of vulnerability discovery and how bug bounty programs are making a difference for Okta, view Bugcrowd’s recent on-demand webinar in partnership with SANS.

About Bugcrowd The pioneer and innovator in crowdsourced security testing for the enterprise, Bugcrowd harnesses the power of more than 40,000 security researchers to surface critical software vulnerabilities and level the playing field in cybersecurity. Bugcrowd also provides a range of responsible disclosure and managed service options that allow companies to commission a customized security testing program that fits their specific requirements. Bugcrowd's proprietary vulnerability disclosure platform is deployed by Tesla Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, The Western Union Company, Pinterest, Barracuda Networks and Jet.com. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Bugcrowd is a trademark of Bugcrowd, Inc. Learn more at www.bugcrowd.com.

Press Contacts: Rachel Nelson (InkHouse for Bugcrowd) (781) 966-4100 [email protected] Jenna Kozel King (Okta) (415) 418-9600 [email protected]