Google offers Higher Cloud Product Rewards for Insecurity


On Wednesday, Google revealed it is willing to pay an additional $313,337 for the 2020 important Cloud Technology vulnerabilities.

Researchers who discover vulnerabilities and report them through the Company’s Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) will make up to $31,337.

Nevertheless, Google revealed last year that it would provide an extra $100,000 for the most important bugs found in its cloud platform to enable researchers to study it.

Last year’s GCP VRP award went to Wouter ter Maat, who found many vulnerabilities to Cloud Shell.

The total prize amount for GCP VRP was raised to $313,337 for this year, which is to be split among the six most interesting submissions. The first price is 133,337 dollars, the second prize is 73,331 dollars, third prize is 31,337 dollars and last prize is 1000 dollars each.

“The applications will, as last year, have public entries in order to be considered for the award. There is no factor in the amount of vulnerability reports in a single write-up. You can also write several entries, one for each entry, “says Google’s Harshvardan Sharma, security information engineer.

Researchers are to nominate their vulnerabilities for the award by completing a form before 1 January 2021. White hat hackers interested in GCP products will upgrade to a free tier.

In January Google announced paying over $6.5 million through its bounty bug programs in 2019, totalling over $21 million since the first program was introduced in 2010.

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cybers Guards. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services.