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!
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!