Rohit Kumar, 19-year-old son of a retired CRPF personnel from a small village of Mokama in Patna district, has been invited to an international conference along with 50 other young researchers at The BountyCon in Singapore.
Rohit, who is pursuing BCA (honours) was selected for his academic brilliance.
Facebook and Google have partnered to launch a conference for the researchers interested on discovering and reporting vulnerabilities.
Called BountyCon, and mainly aimed at helping the two better identify new researchers in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on incentivizing their existing bug bounty community, the conference is scheduled for March 30-31 in Singapore.
The two-day event is invitation-only and will feature some of the top bug hunters from the programs run by both Facebook and Google, who will “share practical tips for discovering and reporting high-quality vulnerabilities.” A live hacking event on the Internet companies’ respective platforms will also be hosted.
The concept of the event is to help build a better relationship with the security community, while also welcoming broad participation from new researchers.