Tag Archives: Hack the Pentagon

Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Screen Open Source Code for Cyber Risks

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said federal agencies should assess open source code for cyber vulnerabilities prior to adoption. Egts wrote in a Nextgov piece published Monday that agencies should monitor open-source libraries and repositories that developers use to download the code and deploy …

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DoD Awards Crowdsourced Security Contracts to Bugcrowd, HackerOne, Synack

Bugcrowd, HackerOne and Synack have received separate contracts to expand the Defense Department‘s bug bounty challenges and explore other crowdsourced methods to secure its public-facing websites. All three companies will help DoD develop additional activities for the security initiative aimed at identifying vulnerabilities in private defense systems, the department said Wednesday. The Pentagon …

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DoD, HackerOne Launch 5th Bug Bounty Challenge

The Defense Department and HackerOne have opened registration for hackers who want to participate in the Pentagon’s fifth bug bounty challenge. Participants of the fifth Hack the Pentagon event will work to identify vulnerabilities in an enterprise system that supports DoD’s global operations, HackerOne said Monday. Reina Staley, chief of staff …

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HackerOne, Synack to Help Pentagon Create “Bug Bounty” Contract Vehicle

The Defense Department has chosen HackerOne and Synack to create a contract vehicle that will work to help DoD components and services launch “bug bounty” programs. DoD said Thursday the contract vehicle will facilitate efforts to standardize a crowdsourced approach to digital security through challenges designed to identify and address vulnerabilities on department-run websites. The department seeks to launch …

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