Axel Springer National Media & Tech launches a public bug bounty program on Intigriti

By Inti De Ceukelaire

August 22, 2023

Axel Springer National Media & Tech launches a public bug bounty program on Intigriti

Axel Springer has long been a pioneer in the digital publishing industry, with a vast portfolio of brands, such as Stepstone, Aviv, Idealo, BILD, Politico and Business Insider under its umbrella. Axel Springer National Media & Tech (NMT) is a subsidiary responsible for the development and maintenance of all websites of national news media brands such as BILD, WELT, COMPUTER BILD, AUTOBILD, FITBOOK and many more.

Axel Springer’s commitment to cybersecurity has been evident through their private bug bounty programs of several subsidiaries, which have been instrumental in maintaining the integrity of their digital infrastructure. NMT as the first Axel Springer subsidiary has implemented a bug bounty program that enable to proactively identify and address hidden vulnerabilities across all national media websites.

Now, by going public, NMT is inviting the global community of ethical hackers to contribute to their security efforts.

The transition to a public bug bounty program is a significant step for NMT. It demonstrates their commitment to transparency, security, and continuous improvement to empower free decisions. By opening their doors to a broader range of cybersecurity enthusiasts and professionals, NMT is not only fortifying their defense mechanisms but also fostering a culture of shared responsibility in cybersecurity.

This move by Axel Springer’s NMT is a testament to the efficacy of bug bounty programs. It underscores the fact that in an age where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated, leveraging the collective intelligence of the global cybersecurity community is not just beneficial, but necessary. NMT is dedicated to delivering fast new features and improvements to customers but must also remain vigilant against cyber-attacks because Hackers continuously scan their websites for vulnerabilities, and one exploit could cause significant damage.

As we look forward to this new chapter in NMT’s cybersecurity journey, we encourage all ethical hackers to participate in this endeavor.

Your skills and expertise could be instrumental in shaping the future of cybersecurity in the digital publishing industry.

Read more on NMT’s Program.

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