Researcher Documentation

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Updating Your Profile

Your profile contains details that tell us who you are. It contains information like your name, your Twitter handle, your website, and your certifications. You can share as much or as little as you want. All we ask is that you provide us with a username, which is essentially an alias for your identity.

As part of your profile, you can:

  • Set your profile to public or private
  • Share your biography
  • Add a profile image
  • Add links to your Twitter, Linkedin, or website
  • Provide our certifications and IS2

Making Your Profile Private or Public

When you create a Bugcrowd account, you have the option to set your profile to public or private By default, the option is set to public, which means that your username and details are visible on publicly facing Bugcrowd assets.

If you don't want to share your information, you can change your profile's visibility to private. Just go to your Dashboard and turn the Public researcher profile option off.

With a public profile, everyone can see all the details that you provide on your profile page. To view your profile page, go to https://bugcrowd.com/<your username>.

Changing Your Profile Avatar

Your avatar adds a face to your account and personalizes it. You can use any photo as long as its appropriate and representative of who you are.

However, if you choose not to add a profile photo, a unique avatar will be generated and assigned to your account.

  1. To change your profile photo, go to your account settings.
  2. Find the "Profile avatar" section and click the Upload Image button.
  1. Choose the photo you want to use and upload it.
  2. When you are done, click the Update Profile button to save your changes.

Adding Your Biography

Besides a photo, you can personalize your profile even more by adding your biography. We recommend adding information about your education, your professional experience, and pretty much any details relevant to your role as a security researcher. Just keep it under 3500 characters.

  1. To add your biography, go to your account settings.
  1. Find the "Personal Details" section.
  2. Add your bio in the Biography text box. Remember, you can add up to 3500 characters.
  1. When you are done, click the Update Profile button to save your changes.

Configure Your Time Zone

Within your profile settings, you can adjust the time zone to ensure time stamps reflect your current time zone throughout Crowdcontrol.

  1. To do this, first go to your account settings.
  1. Find the "Time Zone" and select the drop-down arrow.
  1. Select your Time Zone.
  1. Select the "Update Profile" button at the bottom of the page to save.

Adding Your Contact Details for Social Media

If your account is publicly visible, you may want to add your Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, and website details to your profile. This way, people can get in contact with you easily.

  1. To add your details for all your various social media accounts, go to your account settings.
  1. Find the "Contact details" section.
  1. Fill out the information for each social media account that you want to add.
  2. When you are done, click the Update Profile button to save your changes.

Adding Your Certifications

If you have any certifications or special qualifications, you may want to consider adding them to your profile. Flaunt your skills and talents!

  1. To add your certifications to your profile, go to your account settings.
  1. Find the Credentials section.
  1. Fill out the Certifications and ISC2 fields.
  2. When you are done, click the Update Profile button to save your changes.

Updating Your Profile