This month the US government is launching its first-ever bug bounty programme – a 20-day scheme for cybersecurity savvy citizens to have a go at finding flaws in the Department of Defense’s public websites before the illegal hackers do. There is a $150,000 (£106,000) pot for rewarding the finders of significant bugs.
Source: BBC Technology
Date: April 21st, 2016
1) Why pay a bounty to unofficial bug hunters when you could pay a cybersecurity consultant to focus solely on bug hunting?
2) Does this program basically give a free pass to hacking government systems?
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