Audiomack in new cybersecurity partnership with Bugcrowd

Audiomack, the streaming platform, has announced a new deal with cybersecurity platform Bugcrowd to reduce risk across its music sharing website and apps.

Bugcrowd, the crowdsourced cybersecurity platform, has announced Audiomack, a free music sharing and discovery platform, is launching a public Bug Bounty programme to strengthen the security of its Internet-connected assets.

The programme will enable Audiomack to leverage the expertise of the Crowd, a global network of on-demand security researchers, who continuously uncover vulnerabilities that even today’s best tools would otherwise miss. Audiomack has also operated a Vulnerability Disclosure Programme (VDP) through the Bugcrowd platform over the last year, helping streamline the process of triaging and validating potential issues to focus security efforts on remediation.

With the recent surge of cyber attacks, companies across all industries are finding it increasingly challenging to identify vulnerabilities before bad actors. According to vulnerability data collected by the Bugcrowd platform during 2020, one out of five valid vulnerabilities is now of critical or high severity, with a 73 per cent increase in both of these categories between 2019 and 2020. This has been especially severe during the COVID pandemic.

Sean Coker, Director of Engineering, at Audiomack said: "The Bugcrowd VDP has helped us filter out the noise of duplicate submissions, prioritise valid vulnerabilities, and gain critical insight into our previously unknown areas of risk. We are now expanding our partnership to include all researchers on the Bugcrowd platform with a pay-for-results model that attracts a wider variety of testing skills and niche experiences, helping us to find and fix critical security gaps before they can be exploited.”

Ashish Gupta, CEO, at Bugcrowd added: "The pairing of Bugcrowd VDP and Bug Bounty exemplifies the security-first approach Audiomack is taking to ensure continuous and context-aware visibility of their exposure potential. Our crowdsourced Bug Bounty program is a vital safeguard for evolving businesses seeking to reduce their risk of breach, ransomware attacks or reputation damage, and will be pivotal in helping Audiomack protect its users with a proactive approach to cybersecurity.”

Audiomack, which launched in 2012, has broken new acts, such as Roddy Ricch and Kaash Paige and served as a partner to Eminem and Nicki Minaj, among other artists, to debut exclusive releases and helping rising African stars, such as Omah Lay, reach an international audience. As of January 2021, Audiomack has been the No. 1 iOS app in the Music category in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, and Kenya.

Bugcrowd is a crowdsourced cyber security platform that evolves with emerging threats to help organisations reduce risk. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd enables organisations to rapidly uncover and fix vulnerabilities. Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners.

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