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The US government invited hackers ‘hack Pentagon for’

#Cosmoread: US Department of Defense (DOD) yesterday (2 March), has announced that the federal government in the history of the first “cyber bug bounty program is planned to launch.

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applications and allow you to find security weaknesses, according to defense officials. Participants could win money and recognition for their work, he said.

Hackathons bug bounty programs are common in private industry. Google, Facebook and Microsoft are already using them to expose gaps in their own software. Additionally, these programs can help prevent disruptions in service and reduce the impact of cyber attacks on companies and government agencies, according to cybersecurity experts.

“The best talent from the private sector, technology and processes to bring us not only extensive, DoD helps to deliver a more secure solution, but it also helps us to better protect our country,” said Chris Lynch, DOD protect digital Service Director, said in a statement.

Register to participate in the program of government hack Pentagon and revised, these hackers, in a controlled, limited duration of a predetermined program that will allow you to identify holes in network system according to attend a background check. Once will be required to submit to the Department of defense. Department of critical mission systems, including network-facing, bug bounty will not be part of the pilot program, defense officials said.

National Action Plan for Cyber Security Administration’s new initiative, announced on February 9, which cyberdefenses priority action to improve the near-term and a long-term strategy lists across all branches of the US government to increase cyber security follows.

“I believe this innovative initiative to strengthen our digital security will increase and ultimately our national security,” the Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement.

Hack the Pentagon for more information about the program can be found on the website of the Department of Defense. Details on the requirements for participation and other basic rules will be available in the coming weeks.