Eric Goldstein CISA
The Agency for Infrastructure and Security for Cyber Security (CISA) has launched a new centrally managed website where security and public researchers can report vulnerabilities in federal civil systems.
The Vulnerability detection software platform will enable agencies to work with the research community to identify systemic weaknesses and improve their position on cybersecurity, Eric Goldstein, The CISA Executive Assistant Director for Cyber Security said on Friday.
The sharing process is run by researchers who check the integrity of the systems listed by the participating agencies and present their findings on the platform. Service providers BugCrowd and EnDynma it will then initially evaluate the reports before submitting them to government organizations.
According to CISA estimates, using the VDP platform will save the government more than $ 10 million. The Homeland Security, Labor and Home Affairs Departments have already committed to using the website once it becomes available.