I've have seen the term around and I mostly get that it is referred to when someone reports a vulnerability to Mitre.

But what does this mean practically? Are you listed somewhere as the reporter? Is this something people use on their CVs?


When someone discovers a vulnerability, they can request a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) id. This id will be linked to the vulnerability and is linked to you as a person.

Whether it is used on a resume is totally up to you, I personally started doing this recently in order to show my activities.

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    "When someone discovers a vulnerability, they can request" Actually, anyone can request a CVE ID. It is often the finder but not always.
    – Luc
    Jul 26 '19 at 8:56

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