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TECNO Partnership with HackerOne Expands Bug Bounty Program

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TECNO is strengthening its strategic partnership with HackerOne, a provider of ethical hacking solutions, by expanding its bug bounty program and increasing the reward to $10,000.

The enhanced partnership will see TECNO's Security Response Center (SRC) build on its relationship with HackerOne in order to upgrade cybersecurity for TECNO's global audience, the companies announced in a prepared statement. Accordingly, users will benefit even more from the work of HackerOne's team of experts, who combat cybercrime to provide a safer and more secure digital experience.

A Bigger Bug Bounty

The bug bounty program encourages external security researchers to submit vulnerabilities detected by TECNO's security team in order to improve software protection capabilities. Furthermore, the maximum reward for reporting a single security vulnerability has increased from $7000 to $10,000.

TECNO SRC will also provide free testing equipment for security researchers to help them dig deeper into TECNO's security vulnerabilities.

As John Peng, head of TECNO security department, explained:

"TECNO is always dedicated to providing the best possible experience to our users and ensuring that experience to be safe and secure is our first priority. HackerOne has been a leading force in the cybersecurity field for years now, and we are beyond thrilled to upgrade our bug bounty program with them to encourage more talented people to help us bring the most secure digital experience to our users around the world."

A Closer Look at TECHNO’s Security Response Center

TECNO first established its Security Response Center (SRC) in September 2021. The platform collects security vulnerabilities and intelligence reports, and exchanges ideas with cybersecurity experts and organizations, to increase safety in the digital sphere, the company said.

The upgraded collaboration between TECNO SRC and HackerOne will not only cover TECNO's full range of smartphones, but also internet services, such as website vulnerability scanning.

Commenting on the partnership, Michiel Prins, co-founder and head of Professional Services at HackerOne, said:

"We're delighted TECNO is opening their program to the entire global ethical hacker community. Engaging more of the community means TECNO will access an even wider range of skill sets to better secure their mobile devices. Prioritizing offensive security not only reaffirms TECNO's commitment to keeping their customers safe but gives new hackers the opportunity to engage with another bug bounty program."

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.