Disclosure Policy

PAYATU DISCLOSURE POLICY

At Payatu we take Security Research and Disclosures Seriously. As we consume and work with many technologies, we often find security issues with them.
We consider Responsible Disclosure our Duty and work with Vendors through the process standardized under the Payatu Disclosure Policy Framework with reference to ISO/IEC29147.

Time lined Procedure
This framework lays the following time lined procedure that we follow :

0 Day Disclosure to Vendor and await Acknowledgement
0 - 7 Days If Acknowledgement not received by Vendor, Second Attempt of contact
0 - 10 Days If Acknowledgement is received
   ● Convey the commencement of 90 days public disclosure window.
   ● Provide technical details if requested by Vendor
Else Proceed with Public Disclosure of Vulnerability
Inform “CERT” or other Disclosure Coordinators about the findings (depending on case, we decide which Coordinator to inform)
Before 90 Days Vendor fixes & tests the vulnerabilities. Next vendor announces patch for the vulnerability and Informs Payatu
After Patching or 90 Days We make a public disclosure form our side after 90 days of notification or After release of a Patch by vendor, whichever happens early.
We disclose our findings with academic details for the benefit of larger community through
   ● Blog (blog link)
   ● Technical Paper at Security Conferences (any where across the globe)
   ● Include in our training courses or study material
Confidentiality & Secure Communication
Regarding communication on Disclosure with vendor, the framework sets the following procedure:

   ● Throughout the non disclosure period we expect regular communication between our team and vendor and this is kept confidential.
   ● Only the Finder of the vulnerability and Payatu Appointed authority for Disclosure Response Program are in communication loop.
   ● Communication with Vendor and progress on states of the Disclosure is documented and tracked at Payatu with its internal systems.
   ● We prefer to use Cryptographically Secure communication channels to communicate with Vendors if supported and provided by them.
   ● As a Policy we DO keep "CERT" or other “Industry Trusted Disclosure Coordinator(s)” informed about our findings. This is a right of the Finder and doesn't requires any kind of
      permission from the affected Vendor.