Vulnerability Research and Responsible Disclosure Policy
At Evolve Security, our researchers are industry leaders in vulnerability research. We are committed to discovering new vulnerabilities in software systems and providing responsible disclosure to the companies that develop these software systems. This policy outlines the process we follow for identifying vulnerabilities, notifying vendors, and releasing information about the vulnerabilities to the public.
Our researchers employ various methods and techniques to identify potential vulnerabilities in software systems, including but not limited to:
a. Static and dynamic code analysis
b. Fuzz testing
c. Reverse engineering
d. Penetration testing
Once we have identified a new, previously undisclosed vulnerability, we follow these steps to notify the software vendor, using standard industry practices for responsible disclosure:
a. Verify the vulnerability and assess its severity and potential impact
b. Gather relevant information, such as affected software versions and platforms
c. Prepare a detailed report of the vulnerability, including steps to reproduce it and any proof-of-concept or exploit code we have developed
We then send the report to the vendor's security team, usually through their published security contact email address or security reporting form.
Once we have notified the vendor of the vulnerability, we will take the following steps:
a. Establish a communication channel with the vendor to discuss the vulnerability and its potential impact
b. Collaborate with the vendor on developing a mitigation plan and timeline for addressing the vulnerability
c. Evolve Security will disclose identified vulnerabilities 45 days from the vendor notification date unless an alternate disclosure date has been agreed upon.
We aim to promote transparency and responsible disclosure in the interest of improving the overall security of the software ecosystem. As such, we may publish our findings, including technical details and mitigation recommendations, once the vulnerability has been addressed or the agreed-upon timeline has been reached.
Collaboration and Recognition:
We understand the importance of working together with vendors and the wider security community to create a safer digital environment for everyone. In our vulnerability research and disclosure efforts, we are committed to:
a. Maintaining open communication with vendors to facilitate prompt and effective responses to vulnerabilities.
b. Sharing our research and expertise with the wider security community through conferences, publications, and other channels.
c. Acknowledging and recognizing the contributions of other researchers and organizations in the field of vulnerability research.
Through our vulnerability research and responsible disclosure efforts, we strive to enhance the security of software systems and protect users from potential threats. If you have any questions about this Vulnerability Research and Responsible Disclosure Policy or if you are a vendor seeking assistance with a reported vulnerability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.