Infosec community disagrees with changing 'black hat' term due to racial stereotyping

The infosec community has angrily reacted to calls to abandon the use of the 'black hat' and 'white hat' terms, citing that the two have nothing to do with racial stereotyping.

Verizon Media, PayPal, Twitter Top Bug-Bounty Rankings

Verizon Media tops the list with $9.4 million paid out since it started its program in 2014, with its top bounty coming in at $70,000.

PlayStation announces bug bounty program

For the Sony PS4, a critical bug payout starts at $50,000, high severity $10,000, medium severity $2,500, and low severity $500.

India surpasses U.S., others in number of ethical hackers

The share of the country’s respondents jumped 83 percent from 2019, putting India in first place ahead of the U.S., reported Bugcrowd.

UK Government Awards £10m Fund to Develop Cybersecurity Tech Solutions

Nine grant winners will share the fund from the government’s Digital Security by Design program, launched last year, which aims to improve the resilience of UK organizations to cyber-attacks.

Tencent floats bug bounties for its cloudy Linux and IoT OSes

Tencent has announced a bug bounty program for two of its operating systems, namely Tencent OS Server and TencentOS tiny.

DARPA Launches Bug Bounty Program

Bug hunters who are able to exploit these software vulnerabilities by bypassing DARPA's hardware security mechanisms will be eligible for bounties ranging up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Department of Energy Picks USTA for $111 Million Cybersecurity Institute

It will focus on three high-priority areas to help U.S. manufacturers: securing automation, securing the supply chain network, and building a national program for education and workforce development.

Geoff Tokajer: Leads A New Navy Program to Protect Sailors From Online Exploitation

This program will create education and policy for Sailors regarding Internet activities and behaviors to enhance online awareness and proficiency, thereby reducing the risk of individual exploitation.

$100 million in bounties paid by HackerOne to ethical hackers

Bug bounty platform HackerOne announced today that it has paid out $100,000,000 in rewards to white-hat hackers around the world as of May 26, 2020.

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