Working with hackers


Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO of Luta Security, says her firm is the first and only company that helps governments and organizations prepare for vulnerability coordination and disclosure, as well as helping to design bug bounty programs if an organization is ready.

"We make sure that organizations are set up for success, not just from an engineering perspective, but that executives, officials, lawyers and communication lines are all primed and ready to meet and greet the helpful hackers who want to tell them about holes they uncovered," she explains.

Not every government and organization is mature enough to handle the incoming reports, she adds, so creating a win-win between ethical hackers and organizations is the focus of her company's work. "We've already helped many customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense, to work more cooperatively and smoothly with hackers."

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