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DHS’ Krebs: Def Con initiative could reach new communities with conduit for vulnerability disclosure

By Charlie Mitchell / August 9, 2019

LAS VEGAS. Def Con, the massive annual white-hat hacker conference here, is working with the Department of Homeland Security and others on creating a vulnerability disclosure conduit for bug hunters uncomfortable dealing directly with the government, Black Hat/Def Con Founder Jeff Moss and DHS cyber chief Christopher Krebs said at an opening panel today.

A large percentage of researchers already make use of DHS-managed U.S. CERT portals, Krebs said, but added, “What do we do to get over the hump...

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