Google Launches First Vulnerability Rewards Program for Android Enterprise

Bug bounty programs are a great way for tech companies to figure out if any of the services or platforms that they are running have security issues that need to be fixed because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up putting security in the hands of independent bug hunters who are compensated for their efforts. Android Enterprise is Google’s attempt to enter the mobile related work management field, and it turns out that the tech giant is starting a new Vulnerability Rewards Program or VRP for this product.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the rewards that bug hunters would be getting for this would be higher than they have ever seen before. Previously, a bug bounty of around $30,000 would have been considered the best that anyone could ever end up hoping for, but it turns out that with the new bug bounty program for Android Enterprise the rewards could go up to $250,000, and that will help entice a lot of bug hunters to try and get in on the program.
Google has been a pioneer in the world of bug hunting, and has paid out just under $30 million to various bug hunters which is a rather shockingly high number if you think about it. Chances are that Android Enterprise will become a much safer platform thanks to the new VRP that is being developed, and since the bounties are so high these bug hunters would be motivated to work a lot harder as well. Bug bounty programs have already helped Google to make a lot of headway from a security standpoint which is an important thing to take into consideration when judging the efficacy of said programs.

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