31 Mar '16, 9pm

Actual Hackers Need Not Apply to ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Program https://t.co/O07SMk4VDv

Actual Hackers Need Not Apply to ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Program https://t.co/O07SMk4VDv

The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday announced registration is open for its “Hack the Pentagon ” program. The cybersecurity effort is designed to have outside experts identify vulnerabilities on defense networks in return for a payment, or “bug bounty.” The program is scheduled to run from April 18 through May 12, with prize money issued no later than June 10, according to a press release. Exactly how many bounties — and how big they’ll be — is unclear. Individual payments will apparently “come from the $150,000 in funding for the program,” according to the release. The Pentagon outsourced management of the effort to HackerOne, a Silicon Valley-based company, which has posted more information about the pilot. Of course, actual hackers need not apply. “Eligible participants must be a U.S. person, and must not be on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nati...

Full article: http://www.defensetech.org/2016/03/31/actual-hackers-need...

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