Cybersecurity for the most vulnerable: Hackers Without Borders and YesWeHack announce partnership to protect NGOs

September 6, 2022

YesWeHack partners Hackers Without Borders

The NGO Hackers Without Borders (HWB) and YesWeHack, a global Bug Bounty & Vulnerability Disclosure platform announce their close partnership –working together to protect nonprofit organisations from cyberattacks. YesWeHack will provide HWB with free access to its Bug Bounty platform for this purpose. There, ethical hackers are matched with NGOs who want to secure their infrastructure against cyberattacks.

How Humanitarian programs are protected by ethical hackers

Cyber attacks are on the rise. This trend is especially impacting those who are nonprofits or victims of armed conflict. As an independent and neutral organization, HWB provides them with cyber protection and assistance by, for example, analysing websites of refugee and migrant organisations, securing personal data, protecting healthcare facilities, and educating about online threats. As part of the partnership, HWB is now receiving support from YesWeHack, the crowdsourced cybersecurity experts.

YesWeHack provides HWB with free access to its Bug Bounty platform. There, humanitarian programs can be launched and scrutinised for vulnerabilities by over 40,000 certified researchers. Using the same attack methods as malicious hackers is a fundamental building block to comprehensively protect against cyber threats. To pay out rewards to the Hunters and make the programs attractive to them, capital is raised via crowdfunding campaigns.

Commitment to gain new blood in the ethical hacker community

The HWB and YesWeHack partnership also includes close collaboration between HWB Academy and YesWeHackEDU. Together, the two educational initiatives are committed to recruiting young talent for the ethical hacker community and training them accordingly. In doing so, women in particular are to be inspired and their vocations should be encouraged for these tasks, as they have hardly been represented in this field so far. Through the YesWeHackEDU educational platform and the HWB Academy platform, future experts are trained in vulnerability scanning and risk analysis methodology. YesWeHack’s proven methodology underpins HWB’s positioning in education and training.

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” At its core, YesWeHack is about connecting those who can help with those who need help. Here, that commitment comes into its own – it’s a form of accomplishment for us, and we’re really grateful to do it together with HWB “ said Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, co-founder & CEO of YesWeHack.

“This unique partnership strengthens our positioning in education and supports our HWB Academy project, where we train women while providing NGOs with educational and awareness content” added Karim Lamouri, President of HWB.

Guillaume Vassaut-Houlière, co-founder & CEO YesWeHack
Karim Lamouri, President Hackers Without Borders

About Hackers Without Borders
Hackers Without Borders is a non-governmental organization that provides assistance to civil society in the event of cyber attacks. It provides cyber protection and humanitarian assistance to NGOs and victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It acts in response to emergencies while promoting respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national legislation and offers its support without any criteria of race, religion, belief or political convictions.
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About YesWeHack
Founded in 2015, YesWeHack is a global Bug Bounty & VDP Platform.
YesWeHack offers companies an innovative approach to cybersecurity with Bug Bounty (pay-per-vulnerability discovered), connecting more than 40,000 cybersecurity experts (ethical hackers) across 170 countries with organisations to secure their exposed scopes and reporting vulnerabilities in their websites, mobile apps, infrastructure and connected devices.

YesWeHack runs private (invitation based only) programs and public programs for hundreds of organisations worldwide in compliance with the strictest European regulations.

In addition to the Bug Bounty platform, YesWeHack also offers: a creation and management solution for Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP), a Pentest Management Platform, a learning platform for ethical hackers called Dojo and a training platform for educational institutions, YesWeHackEDU.

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