Tag Archives: bug bounty

Air Force Advances ‘White Hat’ Hacking; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force is increasing its use of ethical hackers to simulate cyber attacks on its information technology networks and Lauren Knausenberger, chief transformation officer at the service, said a $75 million blanket purchase agreement the service signed with cybersecurity firm Dark Wolf in February is an example of that, FedScoop reported Monday.

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DHS Launches Bug Bounty Program for Information Systems

The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new bug bounty program with the Office of Management and Budget to gather information on cyber vulnerabilities. DHS' Office of the Chief Information Security Officer requests firms and other organizations to submit information on security weaknesses detected within the department's information systems, DHS said Wednesday in a Federal Register notice.

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Defense Digital Service Aims to Facilitate Cyber Tech Development via New Workspace in Georgia

The Defense Department’s digital service team has unveiled a new workspace in Augusta, Ga., to allow service personnel and civilians to work together on cyber capabilities. DoD said Thursday the Tatooine workspace marks the expansion of the Defense Digital Service’s partnership with Army Cyber Command on a pilot program that seeks to support and cultivate technical talent within ARCYBER through collaboration with DDS’ tech professionals with industry experience.

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Senate Passes Bill to Establish DHS Bug Bounty Program

The Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would establish a bug bounty pilot program to strengthen cyber defense at the Department of Homeland Security. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) office said Wednesday the Hack DHS Act would offer payments for white-hat hackers to identify vulnerabilities in the department’s information …

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Senate Bill Would Establish DHS ‘Bug Bounty’ Program

Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have introduced a bill that seeks to establish a bug bounty pilot program to boost the Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber defense. The Hack Department of Homeland Security Act would require DHS to enlist “white-hat” or ethical hackers to report vulnerabilities within its networks and data systems, …

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GSA’s Tech Transformation Service Launches Bug Bounty Program

The General Service Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has launched a bug bounty program that will offer incentives for independent researchers who can identify security vulnerabilities in TTS-operated software. GSA’s 18F organization said Thursday the agency awarded HackerOne a contract to provide a software-as-a-service bug reporting platform and help set up bug bounties for various TTS …

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