Pentagon invites hackers to attack their websites

Pentagon

The US Department of Defense, to everyone’s surprise, suggested that hackers attack their websites. True, some conditions must be met: a hacker must necessarily be a US citizen who has undergone a special check.

The action is called “Hack the Pentagon”. Its goal is to identify weaknesses in the open pages of the military department. In his address to the protesters, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (shortly after visiting the Silicon Valley) said:

“Our test is an invitation to the responsible hackers, which will help to test our cybersecurity. I am sure that this initiative will strengthen it and, ultimately, improve our national security. “

Ashton Carter

This is a pilot program of the Pentagon, similar to the fact that regularly conducted by the world’s largest companies, not seriously concerned about hacking activity.

Carter also announced plans to establish an advisory council for defense innovation, which will periodically meet under the chairmanship of Eric Schmidt, representing the leadership of Google.

The Council will provide the leadership of the military department with independent consultations on ways to address “future organizational and cultural problems, including those related to the use of alternative technologies.”

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