Hack the Air Force

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Shamburger, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, logs in data into a computer during a weapons load on an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 10, 2018. Shamburger is the lead crew member and is in the position of the ‘one-man’ role which is responsible for overseeing the entire load. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman)

Air Force enlists ethical hackers to target maintenance system from the inside

The Air Force wanted to see just how much "damage" or "malice" hackers could do from the inside.
Staff Sgt. Alek Albrecht participates in a Network War Bridge Course at the 39th Information Operations Squadron Sept. 19, 2014, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Albrecht is practicing to hack into a simulated network to better understand what techniques real hackers may use when attempting to infiltrate Air Force networks. Air Force Space Command provides trained and ready cyber forces to the warfighter through 24th Air Force. Albrecht is a Air Force Network Operations and Security Center enterprise network technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey)

Air Force opens itself up to hacking, again

It's the "most inclusive" bug bounty program to date, meaning that foreign nationals — except those from China, Russia, Iran or North Korea — are welcome to…