Financial rewards for moral hackers
The Authorities Know-how Company (GovTech) announced yesterday (August 31) that it had partnered with HackerOne to supply chosen safety researchers the chance to hunt for bugs in a non-public program.
Within the assertion, GovTech mentioned it’ll supply between $250 and $5,000 for bug studies, and can allocate a bonus of $150,000 for “vulnerabilities that would trigger distinctive affect on chosen programs and information”.
The bonus is benchmarked in opposition to different applications from tech companies together with Google and Microsoft, GovTech mentioned.
“This alerts the Singapore authorities’s dedication to safe crucial ICT programs and delicate private information,” the discharge reads.
Members can be invited to hitch this system by HackerOne, which can oversee the administration and triage of bug studies.
These wishing to participate will already must be registered on the platform and may have ‘HackerOne Clear’ standing. White hats who’re eligible however haven’t acquired an invitation can request one via HackerOne.
The brand new bug bounty program will give attention to securing the digital companies arm of the Singapore authorities
The Singapore authorities launched its first bug bounty program in 2018, additionally with HackerOne, specializing in securing public-facing authorities web sites.
This newest program is one other effort made by the Singapore government to display its dedication to bettering its information and cybersecurity.
Final month, the nation signed an settlement with the US to reinforce cooperation and information sharing about cyber threats concentrating on monetary companies.
A Memorandum of Understanding on Cybersecurity Cooperation was introduced on August 23, which hopes to deepen “cooperation in new domains to take care of the challenges of the twenty first century”.