As the idea of ethical hacking begins to resonate more with the general public, it has inspired more people ranging from aspiring hackers to seasoned security professionals to join the hacking community and seek out crowdsourced security testing programs to hunt bug bounties.

And judging by how 71 percent of cybercriminals can breach a perimeter within 10 hours, the need for people who can spot these flaws that allow access before the bad guys will only increase.

“It’s not just a single problem,” researcher Mehidia Afrin Tania said in the Bugcrowd: Inside The Mind of a Hacker report. “But when it comes to the most prevalent causes of breaches it could be users, devices, or access to applications. It could be Crime-as-a-service (CaaS) which will expand available tools and services.”

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