Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

This policy specifies the method and requirements for submitting a vulnerability report to our Product Security Team.

Overview

Those technology companies, owned in whole or in part by Ben Kinney (designated as software companies by the company org chart) (“Companies”) are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our customers. Toward this end, Companies are now formalizing our policy for accepting vulnerability reports on our products. We hope to foster an open partnership with the security community, and we recognize that the work the community does is important in continuing to ensure safety and security for all of our customers.

We have developed this policy to both reflect our corporate values and to uphold our legal responsibility to good-faith security researchers that are providing us with their expertise.

Initial Scope

Companies’ Vulnerability Disclosure Policy initially covers the following products: 

  • Brivity CRM (www.brivity.com)

While Companies develop a number of other products, we ask that all security researchers submit vulnerability reports only for the stated product list. We intend to increase our scope as we build capacity and experience with this process.

Researchers who submit a vulnerability report to us will be given full credit once the submission has been accepted and validated by our Product Security Team.

Legal Posture

Companies will not engage in legal action against individuals who submit vulnerability reports in accordance with this policy. We openly accept reports for the currently listed Companies’ products. We agree not to pursue legal action against individuals who:

  • Engage in testing of systems/research without harming Companies or its customers
  • Engage in vulnerability testing within the scope of our vulnerability disclosure policy and avoid testing against www.brivity.com
  • Test on products without affecting customers, or receive permission/consent from customers before engaging in vulnerability testing against their devices/software, etc
  • Adhere to the laws of their location and the location of Companies. For example, violating laws that would only result in a claim by Companies (and not a criminal claim) may be acceptable as Companies is authorizing the activity (reverse engineering or circumventing protective measures) to improve its system
  • Refrain from disclosing vulnerability details to the public before a mutually agreed-upon timeframe expires

How to Submit a Vulnerability Report

To submit a vulnerability report to Companies’ Product Security Team, please send an email to vdp@brivity.comSpecify "Vulnerability Report" in the subject.

Preference, Prioritization, and Acceptance Criteria

We will use the following criteria to prioritize and triage submissions.

What we would like to see from you:

  • Well-written reports in English will have a higher chance of resolution
  • Reports that include proof-of-concept code equip us to better triage
  • Reports that include only crash dumps or other automated tool output may receive lower priority
  • Reports that include products not on the initial scope list may receive lower priority
  • Please include how you found the bug, the impact, and any potential remediation
  • Please include any plans or intentions for public disclosure

What you can expect from us:

  • A timely response to your submission (within 2 business days)
  • After triage, we will send an expected timeline, and commit to being as transparent as possible about the remediation timeline as well as on issues or challenges that may extend it
  • An open dialog to discuss issues
  • Notification when the vulnerability analysis has completed each stage of our review
  • Credit after the vulnerability has been validated and fixed

If we are unable to resolve communication issues or other problems, Companies may bring in a neutral third party (such as CERT/CC ,ICS-CERT, or the relevant regulator) to assist in determining how best to handle the vulnerability.