The Defense Department wants hackers to test the security of the Pentagon’s nearly 500 websites through its “Hack the Pentagon” initiative, the first cyber bounty program in federal history.
Led by the Defense Digital Service, the program challenges vetted hackers to identify vulnerabilities in a department system. The most successful hackers will earn a cash prize and recognition.
“I am always challenging our people to think outside the five-sided box that is the Pentagon,” says Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Defense officials say the pilot will be the first in a series of programs designed to test for vulnerabilities in the Defense Department’s applications, websites and networks.
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