Hacker-powered Security

They have been a separate entity around the Pentagon for less than five years, taking on a variety of complex technical issues for different DoD groups. And their organizational structure is a lot like a Silicon Valley start-up.

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Over the years, the DoD has been at the vanguard of ethical hacking and bug bounty programs, where the good guys find cybersecurity flaws in their systems and let them know.

The latest ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline has some panicked Americans hoarding gasoline in plastic bags, leaving many to wonder how vulnerable U.S. companies and government entities are.

Alex Rice, the co-founder and chief technology officer at HackerOne, said over the last five years, DoD has identified more than 10,000 vulnerabilities through bug bounty and other similar programs.