Melissa Vice

Federal Leadership

Melissa Vice heads up the Vulnerability Disclosure Program in the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center. The VDP in DC3, as it’s called, has had a banner year under Vice, successfully running the first bug bounty within the Department of Defense in which the department paid white hat hackers who reported flaws in the department’s public-facing systems. In total, the DOD paid out $75,000 in bounties recently to ethical hackers who discovered nearly 350 bugs inside its networks. On top of that, DC3, in partnership with HackerOne, also successfully concluded a yearlong Defense Industrial Base-Vulnerability Disclosure Program (DIB-VDP) Pilot in which it invited members of the defense industrial base to accept vulnerability disclosures on the public-facing systems.

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