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30 Corporations Commit To Working With Hackers

  • June 2nd , 2016

Ten years ago hacking was a criminal offense. Today, thousands of organizations are inviting hackers to help.

Organizations that sign up for HackerOne all agree to our Disclosure Guidelines. This means that the Hacker community is protected against legal prosecution if they follow the guidelines. We wrote these Disclosure Guidelines when we started HackerOne because we believe that the hacker community should be protected when they have good intentions. These guidelines are designed to enable Hackers to proactively look for security bugs in our customers’ systems.

Last Month, at the High Level Meeting Cyber Security in Amsterdam, 30 forward-thinking organizations signed a hack manifesto. The manifesto is similar to the HackerOne Disclosure Guidelines and are committed to treat the hacker community fairly and will always work with the submitter instead of involve the authorities.

I’m amazed and grateful to see all the hard work people have been pouring into encouraging hacking for good. We’re now changing policy and are building a safer internet together.

An interview with Wim Hafkamp, the CISO of Rabobank, about why they signed this manifesto can be found here (Dutch). You can find all documents, including the manifesto and which organizations already signed it, at the GFCE website.

Go hackers, you rock and let’s keep making the internet safer for everyone! You're not an individual in a crowd anymore – at HackerOne, you’re part of the hacker community.

Jobert Abma
Co-founder of HackerOne

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