YesWeHack is a platform enabling the connection of companies and ethical Hacker (also known as white hackers). It was created in 2013 by Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, Manuel Dorne and Romain Lecoeuvre. It is part of the "Bug bounty program" initiative, or bug hunt, allowing organizations to pay IT Specialist who detect security vulnerabilities on their systems (paid from 50 to 20,000 euros).
The company claims to have a community of around 20,000 hackers, ranked according to their performance. Most of these hackers are not employed by YesWeHack but are mostly freelancers.
In 2019, the company raised 4 million euros in order to continue its international growth. It is currently the market leader in Europe; its market competitors are, among others, Bugcrowd, Synack, Intigriti or Zerocopter. Its customers include Orange S.A., BlaBlaCar, CNP Assurances, Qwant, Dailymotion, the Ministry of Armed Forces (France) , Tesla, Inc., BMW and the French region 'Île de France'. Recently, the platform was also chosen to test France's Covid-19 app. On a global level, the American company HackerOne remains ahead, with a community of more than 600,000 hackers.
In the media
- "YesWeHack: 'The idea is to be a European alternative to the US bug bounty platforms'". The Daily Swig | Cybersecurity news and views. October 24, 2019.
- "When YesWeHack's "ethical hackers" profit from the revival of telework". March 27, 2020.
- "Michel Ruefenacht joins YesWeHack as Chief Marketing Officer". January 8, 2021.
- Loritz, Mary (February 15, 2019). "French startup YesWeHack raises €4 million with plans to disrupt Europe's cybersecurity market". EU-Startups.
- "Cybermalveillance: French cyber awareness site to launch public bug bounty program". The Daily Swig | Cybersecurity news and views. February 25, 2020.
- Leprince-Ringuet, Daphne. "Contact-tracing: France gets ready to launch its own app, rejects Apple and Google option". ZDNet.
- "France's COVID-19 contact tracing app is now being tested by 15,000+ ethical hackers". June 4, 2020.
- Melendez, Steven (March 10, 2020). "HackerOne is targeting Goldman Sachs, Uber, and the Pentagon—and getting paid for it". Fast Company.