HackerOne

HackerOne

A cybersecurity company offering an application security platform for enterprises.

HackerOne is a cybersecurity company offering an application security platform for enterprises that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2012 by Michiel Prins, Jobert Abma, Alex Rice, and Merijn Terheggen. The companies platform leverages a global network of cumputer hackers to find cybersecurity issues of HackerOne customers before they are exploited by criminals. Notable companies that have used the HackerOne platform include: Nintendo, Microsoft, Twitter, Shopify, Snapchat, Google Play, Lufthansa, Qualcomm, PayPal, Toyota, Media Markt, Saturn, Slack, List, Deliveroo, HBO, GM, the Alibaba Security Response Center, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Funding

Series A

In November 2013 HackerOne completed their series A funding round with $9 million in funding led by Benchmark.

Series B

On June 25, 2015 HackerOne completed their series B funding round with $25 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates (lead investor) and Benchmark. At the time of funding HackerOne added NEA's Jon Sakoda to its board of directors.

Series C

On February 8, 2017 HackerOne completed their series C funding round with $40 million in funding from Dragoneer Investment Group. The company plans on using their new funding to strengthen its online community of hackers, expand its market reach, and invest in technological development.

Series D

On September 8, 2019 HackerOne completed their series D funding round with $36.4 million in funding form Equity Partners (lead investor), Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Dragoneer Investment Group, and EQT Ventures.

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HackerOne funding round, June 25, 2015
25,000,000
June 25, 2015
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Sushovan Sircar
May 29, 2020
The Quint
Bug bounty programs are often initiated to supplement an organization's vulnerability management strategy. While such programs are common in the US, there are very few Indian companies that offer monetary rewards for reporting vulnerabilities.
Press Trust of India
December 19, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about OnePlus announces $7000 bug bounty programme, partners with HackerOne on Business Standard. The company has also partnered with HackerOne, a hacker-powered security platform as part of its efforts to better protect users from cyber threats
BBC News
December 5, 2019
BBC News
A firm that helps Goldman Sachs and Uber find flaws in their code has its own defences hacked.
Dan Goodin
December 4, 2019
Ars Technica
Company security analyst sent session cookie allowing account take-over.
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ComputerWeekly.com
British Airways and others could have saved themselves millions of pounds' worth of fines by having ethical hackers check their systems for simple vulnerabilities.
Melia Russell
October 6, 2019
Business Insider
HackerOne CEO Mårten Mickos wrote a cover letter that showed he did his homework about the employer.

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