Homeland Security to Establish Vulnerability Disclosure; House Pushes for Formalization of CISO role

Last week, the House voted to approve H.R. 6735, a bill that directs the Homeland Security Secretary to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for the agency’s websites. This was a swift decision — The House Homeland Security Committee advanced this bill just last week — as well as a timely one. Crowdsourced security has been

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Why Ethics Matter in Bug Bounties

In 2017 we saw more data breaches, phishing scams, ransomware, state-sponsored attacks than ever before. And while each one was damaging in their own right and continue to shape cybersecurity, one breach in particular stood out: the Uber breach. Not necessarily for the impact or the type of breach, but for what happened afterwards. For

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NIST: Vulnerability Disclosure as a Requirement for Every Organization

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standard and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework released a revision (1.1, Draft 2) of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The new release now includes vulnerability disclosure processes as part of the Framework Core (on page 43). This revision contains an important addition, the result of an industry effort. Last

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Why More Government Agencies Need Bug Bounty and Vulnerability Disclosure Programs

If you’re reading this article, statistically speaking your organization might be getting hacked. Data breaches of U.S. government networks, once novel, have become pervasive over the past year. Take it from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) or the IRS – no one is safe anymore. In private sector, the Equifax hack and Intel’s processor vulnerabilities have hit mainstream media by storm. The

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