The Department of Defense announced today that registration for its Hack the Pentagon bug bounty trial program is open, and that the program will be run on the HackerOne platform. The trial of the government’s first bug bounty program will run April 18 to May 12. The DoD said only certain public-facing websites will be in scope, and that those, along with payment details, will be revealed to registrants as the start date nears. The DoD said payouts will come from a pool of $150,000 funding the program. Katie Moussouris, HackerOne chief policy officer, said the trial is a monumental step not only for the government as it attempts to bar the door against attacks such as the next OPM hack, but also for the security research community, which can now poke about U.S. government online properties without the fear of legal action or incarceration.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Threatpost