Silicon Valley companies paying hackers ‘bounties’ to find their flaws before crooks do

San Jose Mercury News | Dec 11, 2014

Hiring hackers to find the flaws makes sense. “As long as we have software, we’re going to have bugs,” said Robert Capps of Sunnyvale security firm RedSeal Networks. Consequently, he added, “with a lot more eyeballs on the problems, we can get those holes fixed much faster, which is good for the consumer as a whole.”