Podcast 319: Building a bug bounty program for the Pentagon
A crack team of nerds trying to break through their employer's defenses.
On today’s episode we chat with Lance Cleghorn, who describes himself as “working to integrate crowd sourced security into the DoD [Department of Defense] through innovative bug bounty projects. AKA Hacking the Pentagon.” Nothing we’ve ever written on LinkedIn has sounded that cool.
Cleghorn works for Defense Digital Services. On Twitter, the group describes itself as “a SWAT team of nerds on tours of duty.”
You can read more about the group’s goals on their website.
You can see some of his work over on Hacker One.bug bounty, cybersecurity, defense digital services, hacker, hacking, pentagon
I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of a blog post promoting the US DoD, and in particular a military group (well, a group with a .mil domain). Many people in the world find this particular part of the US government to be very corrupt and responsible for a lot of death and destruction. I think putting this on one of the largest programming sites in the world is in bad taste.
I couldn’t find the answer to the lifeboat question in the show notes. Did anybody else?