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New guide from Cybersprint: This is how you hack a city

Since 2017 the Municipality of the Hague, together with the cybersecurity company, Cybersprint, and its partners, have been organising an annual hacking event: Hack the Hague.

Hack the Hague is an open event where ethical hackers are invited to test the digital security of the municipality and its suppliers. All found vulnerabilities are submitted to the Zerocopter platform, where they get checked by the Zerocopter team. Every year, this event brings a lot of learnings, and this is a great success for each one of us. Why? Because cybersecurity is not something you do alone, it’s a joint responsibility, and every year we see that. 

This year is a bit more special, because Cybersprint and its partners, created an awesome guide about how to hack the Municipality of the Hague/ organisation/city/country in a controlled manner. Yes, you’ve read that right - this guide is going to take you through all the things you need to prepare for continuous digital security and especially, why you should involve ethical hackers in this process.

We are going to give you a sneak peek at what you are going to learn in this guide: 

  • First of all, you will find insights about how you can involve your internal and external stakeholders in increasing your digital resilience. And more importantly, what tools do you need to implement an adequate digital security policy. 
  • Secondly, because all departments of an organisation should play a role when it comes to digital safety, this guide is going to explain the necessary steps you need to take to achieve your objectives. This includes pieces of advice regarding your resources (financial, human resources, etc) and what to look for when searching for collaborating with third parties and industry peers. 
  • Last, but not least, you will find out what you need to take into consideration when organising a hacking event, and you will even find some really helpful scenarios.

We definitely encourage you to download the guide (you can find it here) because, besides all these amazing insights, you will also read interviews with ethical hackers that have been participating in the Hack the Hague event, interviews with our CE2, Edwin, and our Head of Researchers, Chantal, and many more! 

Written by Zerocopter

November 16, 2021

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