Tag Archives: bug bounty program

Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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Hackers Found 118 Valid Vulnerabilities During Army Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Army received 118 valid vulnerability reports from participants involved in the the service branch’s bug bounty program that ran from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21, 2016. HackerOne said Friday Hack the Army engaged 371 eligible participants including 25 government employees and 17 military personnel. Participants sent 416 vulnerability reports and the first was …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers 138 ‘Legitimate’ System Vulnerabilities

The Defense Department received at least one vulnerability report from more than 250 ethical hackers who took part in the department’s bug bounty program that occurred from April 18 to May 12, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that 138 of those vulnerability reports during the Hack the Pentagon …

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FedScoop: GSA 18F Team Starts to Build Bug Bounty Program for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has started to develop a bug bounty program that will provide cash incentives for hackers that discover cybersecurity flaws in federal agencies’ systems, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes 18F worked on the platform to host “bounties as a service” that will offer $3,500 in prizes to hackers …

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DoD Taps Into Crowdsourcing to Find Website Security Flaws

The Defense Department plans to enlist ethical hackers for a pilot cyber “bug bounty” program that aims to uncover security vulnerabilities on DoD’s public-facing websites. The Hack the Pentagon initiative will use private-sector crowdsourcing to allow participants to identify and analyze bugs in non-mission-critical Web applications for the department, DoD said Wednesday. “I am confident this innovative initiative will …

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