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DoD's Vuln Disclosure Program Racks Up 2,837 Security Flaws

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The Defense Department VDP was unveiled on the heels of the successful Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program nearly a year ago.

The Defense Department's vulnerability disclosure program (VDP) has yielded 2,837 security flaws in the nearly one year since its inception.

While a bounty or cash incentives are not awarded for vulnerabilities reported through the VDP, that has not stopped hackers eager to do their part to help protect the DoD's assets, HackerOne, which runs the program, said in a blog post. The company called the VDP, “the ‘see something, say something of the internet.'”

Implemented just after the agency introduced its successful Hack the Pentagonbug bounty program, the initiative, spearheaded by the department's Defense Digital team, has unearthed more than 100 vulnerabilities deemed critical and has attracted about 650 white hat hackers from more than 50 countries who have scoured the Defense Department's public-facing websites for flaws. HackerOne said that, in...(continued)

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