Computer System For Distributed Discovery Of Vulnerabilities In Applications

  • Published: May 24, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: May 06 2014
  • Family: 15
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Abstract

In one aspect, the disclosure provides: A method comprising: inviting a distributed plurality of researchers to participate in one or more computer vulnerability research projects directed to identifying computer vulnerabilities of one or more networks and/or computers that are owned or operated by a third party; assessing reputation and skills of one or more of the researchers, and accepting a subset of the researchers who have a positive reputation and sufficient skills to perform the investigations of the computer vulnerabilities; assigning a particular computer vulnerability research project, relating to a particular network under test, to a particular researcher from among the subset of the researchers; using a computer that is logically interposed between the particular researcher and the particular network under test, monitoring communications between the particular researcher and the particular network under test, wherein the communications relate to attempting to identify a candidate security vulnerability of the particular network under test; validating a report of the candidate security vulnerability of the particular network under test that is received from the particular researcher; determining and providing an award to the particular researcher in response to successfully validating the report of the candidate security vulnerability of the particular network under test that is received from the particular researcher.


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  • Publication: May 24, 2016
  • Application: Sep 9, 2015
    US US 201514849398 A
  • Priority: Sep 9, 2015
    US US 201514849398 A
  • Priority: Feb 17, 2015
    US US 201514624361 A
  • Priority: May 6, 2014
    US US 201414271110 A

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