#136: Website security for bootstrappers

Security audits! Bug bounty programs! Frequent unsolicited pen-testing! When you put a website on the Internet, it almost immediately faces non-stop security attacks.

Ed and I discuss the ways we handle this within the resources available to us as bootstrappers.

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This episode was right on time. With one app we just entered a formal, third party run bug bounty program. Before we did that we hired security researchers to do a review. As it’s in a specialized technical niche, we needed qualified researchers to do that. Surprisingly, the security review was in the hundreds of USD only, and helped a lot in shoring up security.
The idea about the responsible disclosure policy is good to know.

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