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Bug bounty programs and a vulnerability disclosure policy Hackers allowed Pentagon fix thousands of flaws

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Bug bounty programs allowed the US agency to receive 2,837 valid bug reports from 650 white hat hackers located in 50 countries around the world.

Bug bounty programHack the Pentagon’launched by the Pentagon in 2016 along with thevulnerability disclosure policy announced nearly one year ago allowed the US agency to receive 2,837 valid bug reports from 650 white hat hackers located in 50 countries around the world.

“Great news for U.S. citizens! Over 3,000 valid security vulnerabilities have been resolved with the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Hack the Pentagon” hacker-powered security program.” reportedthe platform used by the US Government to manage the initiatives.

“Just over a year ago, following the success of thepilot, we announced the U.S. Department of Defense wasexpandingits “Hack the Pentagon,” initiatives. To date, HackerOne and DoD have run bug bounty challenges forHack the Pentagon,Hack the ArmyandHack the Air Force.

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