GitHub Unveils Enhanced VIP Program & Exclusive Perks for Elite Hacktocats

GitHub Unveils Enhanced VIP Program & Exclusive Perks for Elite Hacktocats

GitHub Unveils Enhanced VIP Program & Exclusive Perks for Elite Hacktocats

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GitHub Unveils Enhanced VIP Program & Exclusive Perks for Elite Hacktocats

In recent years, GitHub has continuously updated its bug bounty program to ensure the highest level of security for the users of its platform. The latest updates include the launch of the GitHub Swag Store and private beta feature engagements aimed at rewarding researchers and encouraging them to contribute more to the program. In this article, we will discuss the revamped GitHub VIP program and the exciting perks it offers to elite Hacktocats.

Introducing the GitHub Swag Store

The GitHub Swag Store is a new initiative that allows researchers to earn bug bounty-branded swag for their contributions. The store offers a wide range of items, such as t-shirts, stickers, and hoodies specially designed and branded with GitHub’s bug bounty program logo and other related graphics. Researchers can use their bounty rewards to purchase these exclusive items and showcase their expertise in the cybersecurity field.

Revamping the GitHub VIP Program

The GitHub VIP program, in existence for over five years, is getting a facelift to provide better opportunities and clearer criteria for researchers. The revamp aims to make the VIP program more accessible and rewarding in terms of the perks offered to elite Hacktocats. The inclusion criteria have been streamlined to ensure researchers have a clear understanding of how they can join the ranks of VIPs.

Earning Your Spot in the VIP Program

To receive an invitation to the GitHub VIP program, a researcher must meet specific criteria. These criteria include:

  1. Earning at least $20,000 in total through GitHub’s bug bounty program.
  2. Submitting at least two valid and valuable vulnerability reports in the last two years.

These straightforward criteria ensure that the VIP program remains exclusive to highly proficient and deserving researchers.

The Perks of Being a Hacktocat in the VIP Program

When a researcher becomes a VIP and joins the Hacktocat ranks, they are entitled to numerous perks that elevate their status within the GitHub community. The benefits include:

  1. Early access to various beta products and features, providing an opportunity to contribute to the development and security of upcoming GitHub innovations.
  2. Direct communication channels with GitHub Bug Bounty staff and engineers, allowing researchers to address queries and issues efficiently.
  3. Exclusive Hacktocat swag, highly sought-after and unavailable through the regular Swag Store, enabling researchers to flaunt their achievements and expertise.

GitHub would like to extend its gratitude to all security researchers who participate in its bug bounty program. Their dedication and skill ensure the safety and security of GitHub’s products, users, and the broader community. We encourage more talented researchers to take up the challenge and join the VIP program, benefiting from the exclusive perks while helping to strengthen the security of the GitHub platform.

If you’re a security researcher interested in learning more about the GitHub bug bounty program, its scope, rules, and rewards, please visit the GitHub website for detailed information on how to get involved.

Be a part of the elite Hacktocats, today!

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