Average Severity

Average Severity indicates the level of impact a Researcher’s submissions have across the platform. It does not affect your ability to earn Private Program invites, but helps the Bugcrowd team to recognize outstanding researchers on the platform.

The Average Severity section indicates your ability to submit high technical severity vulnerabilities. It is measured by adding the total number of submissions by its technical severity, based on a scale from 1 to 4 and dividing that number by total valid submissions.

For example:

  • 1 represents P1 (most critical vulnerability)
  • 2 represents P2
  • 3 represents P3
  • 4 represents P4 (lowest critical vulnerability)

P1 = 2, P2 = 0, P3 = 3, and P4 = 4
Total number of submissions based on technical severity = 1+1+3+3+3+4+4+4+4 = 28
Total number of valid submissions = 9
Average technical severity = 28/9 = 3.11