Important notice about SecAppDev 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Corona), with deep regret, we feel bound to postpone SecAppDev 2020 indefinitely. While there have been no official instructions to postpone events such as ours or reduce travel, both attendees and speakers have informed us that they are unable to attend SecAppDev.

We hope everyone in SecAppDev stays healthy, and wish everyone the best for the coming months.

SecAppDev 2020 Lecture Details

Lessons from the Node.js ecosystem bug bounty

Marcin Hoppe
Friday March 13, 14:00 - 15:30
Short description

The Node.js ecosystem bug bounty program allows us to dive deep into the most prevalent JavaScript vulnerabilities, take a look at the state of open source security research, and learn about responsible disclosure at scale.


npm is a package manager for JavaScript and the largest registry of open source packages, currently hosting over 1 million modules. The Node.js Ecosystem Security Working Group and HackerOne operate a bug bounty program that covers all npm packages, including the most popular modules with well over 10 million weekly downloads. The program allows us to analyze common security flaws in JavaScript code in great detail and zoom into the mechanics of open source vulnerability management.

This session will present several case studies that highlight challenges and opportunities of open source security.

Key takeaway

Several case studies of vulnerabilities in popular JavaScript libraries, from discovery, through handling, remediation, all the way to disclosure.

Content level


Target audience

Anyone interested in open source, bug bounties, responsible disclosure, and JavaScript security.


Attending the "Blueprint for secure JavaScript development" session will be helpful.

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Marcin Hoppe

Marcin Hoppe

Senior Manager, Product Security, Auth0

Marcin Hoppe leads the Product Security team at Auth0, an identity platform for application builders. He is passionate about building secure applications using JavaScript and promoting security best practices and responsible disclosure in this ecosystem. Marcin is also a member of the Node.js Ecosystem Security Working Group under the OpenJS Foundation where his work is focused on running the bug bounty program for third-party Node.js packages.

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