Open hackathon’s and the dangers that come with them

Open hackathon’s are awesome, they allow companies to connect with hackers. The hackers will try to hack the provided target and they will report back to the companies which have provided the target. The report will include vulnerabilities, advice and more. But what about the hackers, that find a zero day exploit in the provided target? They can keep the exploit hidden from the companies, and abuse it in a further stadium.

Some of the biggest Dutch companies have volunteered their software to be hacked. This is part of the Dutch Open Hackathon.

Large companies are not very keen to open up their software for hackers, but the Dutch Open Hackathon has still managed to connect with some of the most important Dutch organizations.

  • Albert Heijn
  • Bol.com
  • TomTom
  • Schiphol
  • KLM
  • Rabobank

The Dutch Open Hackathon will take place on 20 and 21 September in the IJtoren in Amsterdam.