Researcher Spotlight - Ciaran Mak McNally


Today I’d like to put the spotlight on Ciaran “Mak” McNally (@maK0) , one of Bugcrowd’s top performing researchers who has used bug bounties to build his career as a security consultant.

Mak shared his story with us and I’ve published it on our blog, along with his fantastic slides from Daggercon. Please check them out!

Read more on the Bugcrowd blog.

There was a buzz on twitter of security folks that were taking part in this new #bugcrowd managed bounty platform. I immediately took interest to some of the research and blog posts people were making. I joined bugcrowd in my 3rd year of university. The first app I tested, I found 4 XSS issues and made $400 from a single evening’s work. I gradually spent more time doing bounties and started to build up connections and a more steady income…

We’ll be doing more of these researcher spotlights in the future. Stay tuned for more!