Pentagon Expands Bug-Bounty Program to Include Physical Systems

The news comes shortly after the DoD was called out for having rampant bugs in its weapons systems.

The Department of Defense is expanding its “Hack the Pentagon” bug-bounty program to include hardware assets, tapping the Synack, HackerOne and Bugcrowd platforms to attract more white hats to the effort.

The news comes two weeks after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report detailing glaring cybersecurity issues in weapons systems at the DoD.

A three-year, $34 million “indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity” contract package covering the three bug-hunting companies will crowdsource vetted hackers to probe the DoD’s websites, hardware and physical systems.

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Source: ThreatPost