ANTWERP, BELGIUM. APRIL 13, 2023 – Intigriti, a leading cybersecurity platform, is proud to announce its participation as the sole EU representative and founding member of the newly-launched Hacking Policy Council.
Alongside organizations including Google, Intel, and Luta Security, this DC-based think tank aims to create a favorable legal, policy, and business environment for ethical security research, penetration testing, and vulnerability disclosure.
At the launch today, Inti De Ceukelaire, Chief Hacking Officer at Intigriti, discussed EU disclosure issues, emphasizing the importance of fostering a secure digital landscape. He believes the center’s two new initiatives – the Hacking Policy Council and the Security Research Legal Defense Fund – will protect researchers, advance public policy, and develop best practices to address security vulnerabilities more effectively.
Stijn Jans, CEO of Intigriti, commented on their involvement, saying: “We are delighted to be a founding member of the Hacking Policy Council. Our collaboration in this initiative aligns with our mission to advance security researcher protection and overall awareness of the crowd security space. We believe that by working together with other industry leaders, we can create a safer digital environment for everyone.”
The Hacking Policy Council aims to facilitate best practices for vulnerability disclosure, while advocating for legal and policy reforms to empower security researchers. The Council is focused on creating a favorable legal environment for security researchers by promoting collaboration between researchers, business, and policymakers. It is hoped that this will increase business resilience through the active promotion of effective vulnerability disclosure and researcher engagement.
The Security Research Legal Defense Fund will help fund legal representation for individuals facing legal challenges due to good-faith security research and vulnerability disclosure in cases that advance cybersecurity for public interest.
For more information about these new initiatives, please visit HackingPolicyCouncil.org and SecurityResearchLegalDefenseFund.org.