The US Air Force will hold a hacker challenge to encourage private experts to find fault

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 The US Air Force will hold a hacker challenge to encourage private experts to find fault


We have a lot to learn from the hacker community, will Roper, assistant air force Secretary for procurement, technology, and logistics, said on May 14, according to the defense website. The way to build a system behind closed doors Its gone forever.

According to a NASA press release, space security challenge 2020: blackout satellites competition will be conducted in two phases, including online qualification from May 22 to 24 and virtual events scheduled from August 7 to 9.

In the final phase, hackers will take on the challenge of deconstructing representative ground and in orbit satellite system components to overcome implanted Software code . In the hacker competition, this kind of code is also called signal flag. The top three teams will be awarded prizes.

According to US media, in recent years, the Pentagon has turned to white hat network experts outside the US Department of defense to find loopholes in its system, encouraging those who find the most loopholes to participate in the way of cash reward.

We need to embrace this external group to help us understand how to use it, Roper told reporters in a video conference Vulnerability bonuses and hacking events to deal with security issues. Only when the security problem is solved can the system be put on the battlefield.

The report said the U.S. air force, the space force and the defense digital service are working with the space village under the geek conference to meet the challenge. Once a year, novel coronavirus pneumonia is an annual hacker convention. It is cancelled this year due to the concern of new crown pneumonia.

Mr. Roper noted that while such activities help to enhance the cyber security of Pentagon space assets, not all security vulnerabilities can be addressed in this way.

Photo: in December 2017, US Air Force officers watched how private hackers broke through military networks. (US Air Force official website)

We will have to use hackers in the air force and space forces to clean up something, he said. There are very good hackers in the air force. Im surprised at their ability, but we dont have enough hackers.

Mr. Roper said the services have more than 530 programs and their staff are unable to thoroughly investigate the vulnerabilities in each system.

I see a huge potential to work with the broader hacker community - to start hacking things out of design and changing patterns, Roper said. We have proven to warfighters that we are safe through this model In the future, I think there will be a balance between closed development and an open attitude to identify weaknesses and make them ineffective.

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