KEYper System’s Responsible Disclosure Policy
KEYper Systems believes that the disclosure of vulnerabilities is essential for improving the quality of our products and services, safety of our customers that rely on them, and awareness as to their choices relative to preserving their specific interests. KEYper Systems values insight from the security research community and welcomes disclosure and collaboration with this community.
KEYper Systems values the insight and commitment of security researchers and other vulnerability investigators to make the world a safer place by discovering vulnerabilities of security solutions and providing mechanisms to privately report them with legitimacy and integrity.
Responsible disclosure ensures that security access infrastructure is tested and proven reliable. Moreover, the commitment to mitigate vulnerabilities is reassuring for our customers and the security industry.
The following is KEYper System’s responsible disclosure policy:
- KEYper Systems will disclose known vulnerabilities and their fixes to its customers in a manner that protects KEYper Systems and its customers. Disclosures made by KEYper Systems will include credit to the person who first identified the vulnerability, unless otherwise requested by the one who reported it.
- KEYper Systems is open to communication and working with security researchers who come to KEYper Systems with a shared interest to improve security and coordinate the distribution of information that includes both the vulnerability and the solution that addresses it.
- KEYper Systems will publicly acknowledge in a written advisory the work of a security researcher who brings the company valid information about a vulnerability privately and then works with KEYper Systems to coordinate the public announcement after a fix or patch has been developed and fully tested within a reasonable amount of time to be effective and deployed by KEYper Systems and its customers.
- Security researchers are allowed to post a link to the KEYper Systems advisory on their own web sites as recognition for minimizing risks for the greater good and helping end-users protect themselves.
We ask the security researcher community to work with KEYper Systems to coordinate the public disclosure of a vulnerability. Pre-maturely revealing a vulnerability publicly without first notifying KEYper Systems could hurt organizations by exposing sensitive information and putting people and organizations in danger of malicious attacks.
Therefore, KEYper Systems strongly advocates a two-step process: first, private disclosure of a potential vulnerability to KEYper Systems. Once the vulnerability is validated, resolved and KEYper Systems and its customers provided a reasonable time to deploy, KEYper Systems coordinates the public disclosure, which includes the recognition of the security researcher’s discovery, confirming that credit is given to the right person(s).
We also ask researchers to recognize that our action to investigate, validate and remediate reported vulnerabilities varies based on complexity and severity. We will communicate expected timelines, changes and collaborate where possible. In addition, we request that researchers do not perform Denial of Service mechanisms, compromise KEYper Systems user infrastructure or personal information.
Like other leading companies, KEYper Systems applies industry best practices for coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities to protect the security ecosystem, ensure that customers get the highest quality information, and drive public discourse about ways to improve products, protocols, methodologies, standards, and solutions.
CALL TO ACTION
If you believe you have discovered a vulnerability, click on the “Reporting Guidelines” link in the menu in this KEYper Systems Security Resources Center for instructions on how to contact the KEYper Systems Security Response Team to report your finding privately.