New DOD pilot program to turn white hat hackers loose on defense contractor networks

By Justin Doubleday / October 19, 2020 at 5:30 AM
The Pentagon will start a pilot program early next year allowing cybersecurity researchers to probe the networks of defense contractors for vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by hackers. The "Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program" pilot is a joint effort between the Defense Department's Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, according to Kristopher Johnson, director of DC3's Vulnerability Disclosure Program. DOD plans to have the yearlong pilot up and running no later than April...

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