Researcher Documentation

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Researcher Dashboard

Welcome to the researcher dashboard! This dashboard will be your homepage - here you can view stats such as your current Bugcrowd researcher ranking, and total points earned. More importantly, this page will display actionable performance metrics you can utilize to help understand the necessary performance adjustments needed to attain personal goals and achieve Bugcrowd accolades.

Researcher Dashboard

Researcher Dashboard

Attention:

The researcher dashboard is private - it may only be seen by a researcher once he or she has logged in. To share your Bugcrowd performance with others, set your researcher profile public using the profile visibility toggle

Below is a breakdown of the dashboard:

User Details

User details are located at the top and include your researcher avatar photo, username, biography, ID verification, and background check verification

Researcher Dashboard > User Details

Researcher Dashboard > User Details

Bugcrowd Rank

Your Bugcrowd rank reflects your overall standing in the crowd. Your rank is determined by your total number of kudos points compared to other researchers. The more kudos points you have, the higher your rank.

Researcher Dashboard > User Rank

Researcher Dashboard > User Rank

Points Earned

Points Earned represents the total number of kudos points you have earned since joining the crowd. You are awarded points each time one of your submissions have been marked valid.

Researcher Dashboard > User Points

Researcher Dashboard > User Points

Private Bug Bounty Qualification Tips

This section of the dashboard, located on the right-hand side, and the learn more link delivers insight and guidance to help you qualify for private program invites.

Researcher Dashboard > Private Bug Bounty Qualification Tips

Researcher Dashboard > Private Bug Bounty Qualification Tips

Performance Stats

Performance stats deliver charts and metrics to help you better understand your overall bug bounty performance on Bugcrowd.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats

Below is a brief snapshot of each metric displayed on the dashboard:

Set the dashboard timeline to view your performance stats for this month, last 90 days, year to date, or all time.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Dashboard Timeline

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Dashboard Timeline

Tip: Private Program Access

Private bug bounty program invitation access are based on your program performance in the last 90 days. To gain a better insight into your private program eligibility, set the dashboard timeline to last 90 days.

Total Valid Vulnerabilities

This number represents the total number of vulnerabilities accepted as valid. These include submissions labeled as unresolved, resolved, duplicate, or won't fix.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Total Valid Vulnerabilities

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Total Valid Vulnerabilities

Accuracy Rating

Your accuracy rating measures your ability to consistently submit valid vulnerabilities. This metric is calculated by dividing your total number of valid vulnerabilities submitted over your total number of submissions. Valid submission include submissions labeled as unresolved, resolved, duplicate, or won't fix.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Accuracy Rate

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Accuracy Rate

Average Technical Severity

Your average technical severity represents your ability to submit high technical severity vulnerabilities. This stat is measured by looking at all of your valid vulnerabilities and adding up the total number by its technical severity, based on a scale from 1 to 4 (1 representing a P1, the most critical vulnerability, and 4 representing a P4, the lowest critical vulnerability) and dividing that number by total valid submissions. Ex: P1 = 2, P2 = 0, P3 = 3, and P4 = 4 ---> total = 1+1+3+3+3+4+4+4+4 = 28/9 = average technical severity = 3.11

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Average Submission Severity

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Average Submission Severity

Reported Vulnerabilities - Volume

By selecting the volume tab seen in the image below, you can view your total number of submission (valid and non-valid) over X period of time via a bar graph. Dependent on the selected timeframe, you may view your total number of submissions over the last month, the last 90 days, year to date, or all time.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Volume

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Volume

Hover over the bar graph for a quick view of the exact number of vulnerabilities you've submitted at that specified time.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Volume

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Volume

Reported Vulnerabilities - Technical Severity

By selecting the severity tab seen in the image below, you can view your total number of valid submission over X period of time via a bar graph. The color coordinated bar graph represents the volume of submissions categorized by its technical severity. Dependent on the selected timeframe, you may view your total number of valid submissions over the last month, the last 90 days, year to date, or all time.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Severity

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Severity

Hover over the bar graph for a quick view of your valid vulnerability submission breakdown by severity at that specified time.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Severity

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Reported Vulnerabilities - Severity

Technical Severity Breakdown

The technical severity breakdown provides a look at your total number of valid submission by technical severity. Use this graph to easily identify your most commonly submitted vulnerability severity.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Technical Severity Breakdown

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Technical Severity Breakdown

Hover over the bar graph for a quick view of the exact number of valid vulnerabilities you've submitted categorized by a particular severity.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Technical Severity Breakdown

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Technical Severity Breakdown

Submission Type

Understand your submission tendencies by tracking the volume of submissions based on the types of vulnerabilities you've submitted and the types of targets you've submitted on.

Vulnerability Type

This chart tracks the volume of submissions based on our VRT (Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy).

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Submission Type - Vulnerability Type

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Submission Type - Vulnerability Type

Target Type Breakdown

This chart tracks the volume of submissions based on the target type. (IoT, Website, API, iOS, Android, Hardware, Other, Not Categorized)

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Submission Type - Target Type

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Submission Type - Target Type

More Info

For detailed information on how your stats are calculated, Click Here.

Researcher Profile Visibility

The researcher dashboard is for personal use and may only be seen by you, once you've logged into the Crowdcontrol platform. You may also share your Bugcrowd performance with the rest of the world by setting your researcher profile public. This can be done in the upper right-hand corner of your researcher dashboard by sliding the profile visibility toggle to public.

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Profile Visibility

Researcher Dashboard > Performance Stats > Profile Visibility

Learn More: Researcher Profile

To learn more about your researcher profile and how to set this profile private, click here.

Researcher Dashboard