French Armed Forces Ministry launches a Bug Bounty program
January 25, 2019
YesWeHack is delighted to support the French Cyber Defence Command (COMCYBER), in order to leverage its 3,400 cyber-combatants+ force.
YesWeHack, a French start-up and Bug Bounty leader in Europe, equips COMCYBER with an innovative concept and tool to boost cooperation with all the Ministry’s cyber entities.
This bold initiative is part of the Ministry opening up towards the civil society and private actors.
Florence Parly, the French Armed Forces Minister, announced on the 22nd of January :
A partnership has been established between COMCYBER and a start-up, YesWeHack. So, yes, I do announce: we will launch the first Bug Bounty of the French Armed Forces Ministry at the end of February 2019. Ethical hackers, recruited within the cyber operational reserve, will be able to search for vulnerabilities in our systems and, if successful, be as they should be, rewarded.
-Florence Parly, the French Armed Forces Minister
With the signing of this partnership, the Armed Forces Ministry becomes the first French Ministry to launch a Bug Bounty program. COMCYBER will leverage YesWeHack Bug Bounty platform to meet the growing challenge posed by new cyber threats.
With the YesWehack Bug Bounty platform, COMCYBER will be able to best use its trusted community of reservists, in order to improve global security of the ministry’s entities
Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, YESWEHACK CEO
This Bug Bounty program opens new perspectives for the management of the operational cyber reserve. Ultimately, such initiative will make possible to train reservists and increase their skills to significantly and durably improve the Ministry’s level of security.