2022 Year in Review
New public bug bounty programs, additions to the team, an Advisory Board, our first Hacking Challenge, talks, sponsorships, and participation in various events. 2022 was an action-packed year!
GObugfree looks back on a busy year. We would like to thank our customers, partners, investors and employees for their support and their trust.
A few highlights…
New public Bug Bounty Programs: PlaceB, Threema and net+
PlaceB, provider of a large network of self-storage facilities at various locations in Switzerland, launched a public IoT Bug Bounty Program in February. Friendly hackers seek security vulnerabilities in both connected devices and the cloud service that controls them.
On May 3, Threema relaunched their public Bug Bounty Program with GObugfree. Their goal: to further improve the security of their apps Threema and Threema Work by working with the community of friendly hackers and experienced security experts. A few months later, Threema increased the reward for critical vulnerabilities from CHF 4'000 to CHF 10'000.
After more than a year of running a private program with GObugfree, net+, the telecommunications solutions provider based in western Switzerland, decided in December to switch to a public Bug Bounty Program. With the help of over 900 friendly hackers, net+ puts its digital services through their paces.
1. Online Event: Liveness Challenge with fidentity
In November, hackers took on the fidentity Liveness Challenge. During 36 hours, they tried to outsmart fidentity's AI for personal identification.
Well advised by a strong Advisory Board
In the summer, we completed our Advisory Board. Experienced experts from various fields and industries offer advice and support to help accelerate our growth.
On stage, behind the scenes and in the audience
In 2022, we participated in various conferences and events - as speakers, sponsors and participants. At Agile Leadership Day, Christina Kistler and Rolf Wagner shared their thoughts on agile security measures; we supported Swiss Cyber Security Day as a sponsor and with a presentation by Michael Schläpfer, and at SUISSEDIGITAL Day, Mauro Mattia Sbicego gave a live hacking demo. At other cyber security and hacking conferences, we made new contacts and gathered inspiration.
Swiss made software certification
In September, GObugfree became the first Bug Bounty Platform to be awarded the "swiss made software" label, thus fulfilling its three conditions: At least 60% of costs are incurred in Switzerland; development takes place in Switzerland; the company is based in Switzerland and is registered in the commercial register.
2023: Full steam ahead!
We look forward to an exciting 2023 and continuing to accompany our customers in their GO-bug-free journeys.