On Oct. 25, Cable, who worked for the Defense Digital Service and was a freshman at Stanford University, reported a problem to the department through the Pentagon's HackerOne vulnerability disclosure page.
Topic: Bug Bounties
The device manufacturer in a Thursday Black Hat USA 2019 session said it will open the historically private program to all researchers in the fall. In addition, it plans to drastically boost some rewards for vulnerabilities found in its devices - including a $1 million payout - and adding a much-wanted program for its Mac devices.
The Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program that allowed citizens to test the defenses of Defense Department websites could soon see a spinoff inviting hackers to probe the Pentagon’s critical infrastructure.
The event expands on the DoD 'Hack the Pentagon' bug bounty program by broadening the participation pool from U.S. citizens to include "white hat" hackers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.