As I have reported to you for two years, various companies and even federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense offer “bug bounties” to vetted hackers who are able to identify vulnerabilities in their software,web pages and computer networks.  Google and Facebook have long made cash payments to independent hackers, sometimes called white hat hackers to distinguish them from the criminal black hat hackers, who identified vulnerabilities in their computer code.  Generally, these bounties are between $500 and $15,000. Now Netflix is officially joining these companies as it formalizes its bug bounty program with bounties of up to $15,000 depending on the seriousness of the flaw discovered. Over the last year and a half through its less formalized bug bounty program, 145 vulnerabilities were identified by independent white hat hackers.
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Bug bounties represent a positive strategy for businesses and  government to follow to enhance cybersecurity. The bug bounty program for Netflix is being operated through the Bug Crowd platform which, for details, you can reach here. https://bugcrowd.com/netflix  
As for us, as individuals, the best thing we can do to protect our cybersecurity is to keep our anti-virus and anti-malware software up to date on all of our electronic devices and refrain from clicking on links or downloading attachments in all forms of electronic communication until we have absolutely confirmed that the communications are legitimate.  Otherwise, the risk of downloading malware is too great.
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