Week 13: InTheNews

DoD is about to be under siege from hackers – and it plans to pay – New Department of Defense Bug Bounty kicks off April 18, by Michael Morisy, WindowsIT Pro, March 31, 2016

The military is seeking the help from hackers between April 18 and May 12, and will offer bounties from a $150k budget to those who find vulnerabilities in specifically identified DoD websites. Other “Critical, mission-facing computer systems will not be involved in the program.”  The program is being run by a startup Hackerone.com which provides a “vulnerability coordination & bug bounty platform” and claims to support 132 public programs, with ‘$6.81M bounties paid’ and ‘20,411 bugs fixed’, and ‘2,554 hackers thanked’.

http://windowsitpro.com/security/dod-about-be-under-siege-hackers-and-it-plans-pay-them

 

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