Return of Battleship 2023: Protecting the Maritime Sector

Battleship 2023 by YesWeHack

We're thrilled to announce the return of Battleship, the pioneering Live Bug Bounty event exclusively tailored for the maritime industry. Organised in collaboration with France Cyber Maritime, Battleship 2023 is set to be a pivotal moment in fortifying the digital infrastructure of the maritime sector.

What is Battleship?

Battleship is a live Bug Bounty program tailored to the unique challenges faced by the maritime industry. It brings together cybersecurity experts and maritime companies to proactively identify potential vulnerabilities in critical systems. The primary goal? Strengthening cybersecurity defenses before malicious actors can exploit weaknesses.

Brittany Ferries' Experience at Battleship 2022

Last year, Brittany Ferries, a prominent shipping company, took a bold step by participating in the live Bug Bounty event, Battleship 2022. When invited to join the Live Bug Bounty program by France Cyber Maritime, Brittany Ferries recognised the opportunity to evaluate the security of its booking application, despite having no prior experience in Bug Bounty.

Discover the interview with Ian Frens, CISO of Brittany Ferries, on our blog, where he offers an in-depth summary of the results and findings from this participation

What to Expect in Battleship 2023

In the upcoming Battleship 2023, YesWeHack and France Cyber Maritime have expanded their horizons. This year, the event is open not only to the French maritime and port community but also to European players in the industry. The event will take place remotely on November 28th, lasting for 24 hours.

While the exact targets are undisclosed, Battleship 2023 promises to be a thrilling challenge for the participating cybersecurity experts. With the maritime industry's increasing reliance on digital systems, this event is critical in ensuring the industry's cybersecurity resilience.

Stay tuned for more updates, and best of luck to all the hunters participating in this live Bug Bounty event! Together, we'll secure the digital waters of the maritime world.

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the 2024 edition, please reach out to

Battleship Live bug bounty by Yeswehack

About YesWeHack

YesWeHack is a leading Bug Bounty and Vulnerability Management Platform. Founded by ethical hackers in 2015, YesWeHack connects organisations worldwide to tens of thousands of ethical hackers, who uncover vulnerabilities in websites, mobile apps, connected devices and digital infrastructure.

Bug Bounty programs benefit from in-house triage, personalised support, a customisable model and results-based pricing. Clients include ZTE, Tencent, Swiss Post, Orange France and the French Ministry of Armed Forces.

The YesWeHack platform offers a range of integrated, API-based solutions: Bug Bounty (crowdsourcing vulnerability discovery); Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (creating and managing a secure channel for external vulnerability reporting); Pentest Management (managing pentest reports from all sources); Attack Surface Management (continuously mapping online exposure and detecting attack vectors); and ‘Dojo’ and YesWeHackEDU (ethical hacking training).

YesWeHack's services have ISO 27001 and ISO 27017 certifications, and its IT infrastructure is hosted by EU-based IaaS providers, compliant with the most stringent standards: ISO 27001 (+ 27017, 27018 & 27701), CSA STAR, SOC I/II Type 2 and PCI DSS.