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ZDI Reports Rise in Security Vulnerability Disclosures

July 09, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative has already published 600 security advisories in 2018, paying out $1 million in awards to researchers. So far, 2018 has been a very busy year for Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, which is in the business of acquiring software vulnerabilities from security researchers. Through the first six months of the year, ZDI has already published 600 security advisories. In contrast, in the first half of 2017, ZDI published 451 advisories. However, while ZDI has published 33 percent more advisories in the first half of 2018 than 2017, there was actually a 42 percent decline in the number of zero-day advisories released by ZDI. In total, ZDI has paid out approximately $1 million in awards to security researchers in 2018. This is ahead of where we were at this point last year, and that's primarily through volume," Brian Gorenc, director of ZDI, told eWEEK. ZDI was originally part of TippingPoint, which Hewlett Packard acquired in 2010. HP in turn ...