Microsoft wants to support Bug Bounty Switzerland in setting up a Swiss bug bounty platform.
Bug bounty programs mediate between ethical hackers and organizations in order to uncover weak points in IT systems. “Unfortunately, this practice is still used too seldom in Switzerland,” says Florian Badertscher, CTO of Bug Bounty Switzerland.
The refore, a Swiss hub is now to be created for cooperation with ethical hackers. “Microsoft’s support brings us a decisive step closer to our goal of making bug bounty programs easily accessible to all Swiss organizations and companies,” emphasizes Sandro Nafzger, CEO of Bug Bounty Switzerland.
Cooperation with the NCSC
The best example is the Swiss Post (see article and interview with Marcel Zumbühl on the Post’s program). But the platforms used for this still mainly come from abroad, such as YesWeHack. In the public sector and regulated industries in particular, however, a data location in Switzerland is often a mandatory requirement, argues Bug Bounty Switzerland.