“The first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government! was launched yesterday, as the US Department of Defense has invited hackers to test the cybersecurity capabilities of the department’s network.
The Hack the Pentagon initiative is effectively a crowdsourced vulnerability finder, and hackers from all over are not invited to have a nosey round and see if there are flaws on the DoD’s webpages – a total of 448 websites are supposedly managed by the Defense Department, covering everything from the 111th Attack Wing and other military units to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. The DoD has decided not to include their critical infrastructure and the parts of the network used for the operation of missions within the programme – for obvious reasons
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine // Reed Exhibitions