Duke Bug Bounty Program

Student Interns

Tony Choi
Jasmine Harris
Niam Kothari
Yvonne Kuo

Project Leads

Niko Bailey

Year

2020

Description: 

Develop a  Bug Bounty  Program to improve Duke's cybersecurity through Duke community engagement. A student team will work with the University IT Security Office to develop the  program and reporting tools necessary to encourage and reward Duke students for reporting vulnerabilities  in participating Duke web sites and applications. This includes establishing a submission process, identifying the tools and tests that are permissible to run, developing a program website, and defining which domains and vulnerabilities are in scope and out of scope for testing the program. 

Sponsored by Cisco
Duke stakeholders: IT Security Office, Office of Information Technology

Final Solution

The Duke Bug Bounty program is designed to both improve Duke’s online defense and introduce students to cybersecurity. Through an innovative arcade-game aesthetic and detailed walkthrough of security testing, this user-friendly program clearly defines the tools and scopes with which participants may engage. Bounty hunters have the opportunity to perform penetration testing, sharpen their professional and technical skills, and receive rewards, should they uncover vulnerabilities to Duke systems.

View the team's final presentation on YouTube.

Student Participants: 

Yvonne

Kuo

Yvonne Kuo
Major: 
Computer Science
Minor: 
Education
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2023

I'm a computer science major and an education minor. I'm particularly interested in cybersecurity and how that will evolve as the world advances even more rapidly in the coming years.

Jasmine

Harris

Jasmine Harris
Major: 
Computer Science, Visual Media Studies
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

Hi! My name is Jasmine Harris and I am from Long Island, New York. I am majoring in Computer Science and Visual Arts as I am very passionate about the arts and tech! I would like to go into UX design or software development. My other hobbies also include, photography, costume design, and playing the violin. I am very excited to take part of the Code+ program so I can improve on my skills for my aspiring career!

Tony

Choi

Tony Choi
Major: 
Statistics and Computer Science
Minor: 
Mathematics
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

Hi, I'm Tony Choi, a rising Junior from Irvine, California. I am exploring CS and Statistics this year, and Code + is the first opportunity I am getting to apply what I have learned so far. I am very excited to learn and grow from this program.

Niam

Kothari

Niam Kothari
Major: 
Computer Science, Psychology
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2023

I am a rising sophomore from Fairfield, Connecticut. I intend to explore many of Duke’s academic avenues before settling on a major, but I’m interested in the intersection of computer science and visual storytelling. Outside of school I enjoy creating videos, doing stand-up comedy, and dancing.

Project Leads: 

Niko

Bailey

Niki Bailey, IT Analyst, IT Security Office
Department: 
IT Security Office
Title: 
Vulnerability Management Analyst