- Recognition – Public recognition is often used as a reward for "playing by the rules" in CVD.
- Gifts – Small gifts (or "swag") such as T-shirts, stickers, and so forth give researchers a good feeling about the organization.
- Money – Bug bounties can turn CVD into piece work.
- Employment – We have observed cases where organizations choose to hire the researchers who report vulnerabilities to them, either on a temporary (contract) or full-time basis. This is of course neither required nor expected, but having a reputation of doing so can be an effective way for a vendor to encourage positive interactions.