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SPARTA — Re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in the European Union

Cybersecurity is an urgent and major societal challenge. Highly correlated with the digitalization of our societies, cyberthreats have an increasing impact on our lives. It is therefore essential to ensure digital security and strategic autonomy of the EU by strengthening leading cybersecurity capacities. This challenge will require the coordination of Europe’s best competences, towards common research and innovation goals.

SPARTA is a novel Cybersecurity Competence Network, supported by the EU’s H2020 program, with the objective to develop and implement top-tier research and innovation collaborative actions. Strongly guided by concrete challenges forming an ambitious Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap, SPARTA will setup unique collaboration means, leading the way in building transformative capabilities and forming a world-leading Cybersecurity Competence Network across the EU. From basic human needs (health) to economic activities (energy, finance, and transport) to technologies (ICT and industry) to sovereignty (eGovernment, public administration), four research and innovation programs will push the boundaries to deliver advanced solutions to cover emerging challenges.

The SPARTA consortium, led by CEA, assembles a balanced set of 44 actors from 14 EU Member States, including ANSSI, Institut Mines-Télécom, Inria, Thales, and YesWeHack for France, at the intersection of scientific excellence, technological innovation, and societal sciences in cybersecurity. Together, along with SPARTA Associates, they aim at re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in Europe across domains and expertise, from foundations to applications, in academia and industry.

In sharing experiences and excellence, challenges and capabilities, SPARTA makes decisive contributions to European strategic autonomy.

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YesWeHack raises €4 million and plans to disrupt Europe’s cybersecurity market

YesWeHack, Europe’s leading Bug Bounty platform, announced today it has raised €4 million from Open CNP, the corporate venture program of CNP Assurances, and Normandie Participations. This deal aims at asserting the company's presence in France and accelerate its international development, notably in Europe and Asia.

Founded in 2013, YesWeHack offers companies an innovative approach to cybersecurity with Bug Bounty (pay-per-vulnerability discovered), connecting more than 7,000 cyber-security experts (ethical hackers) across 120 countries with organizations to secure their exposed scopes and reporting vulnerabilities in their websites, mobile apps, infrastructure and connected devices.

 “YesWeHack mobilises collective intelligence to plug the widening gap in cybersecurity skills - one of the big challenges of the next few decades”

Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, CEO of YesWeHack

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YesWeHack provides its bug bounty platform and expertise to the French Armed Forces Ministry.

YesWeHack is delighted to support the French Cyber Defence Command (COMCYBER), in order to leverage its 3,400 cyber-combatants+ force.

YesWeHack, a French start-up and bug bounty leader in Europe, equips COMCYBER with an innovative concept and tool to boost cooperation with all the Ministry's cyber entities.

This bold initiative is part of the Ministry opening up towards the civil society and private actors.

Florence Parly, the French Armed Forces Minister, announced on the 22nd of January :

A partnership has been established between COMCYBER and a start-up, YesWeHack. So, yes, I do announce: we will launch the first bug bounty of the French Armed Forces Ministry at the end of February 2019. Ethical hackers, recruited within the cyber operational reserve, will be able to search for vulnerabilities in our systems and, if successful, be as they should be, rewarded.

Florence Parly, the French Armed Forces Minister

With the signing of this partnership, the Armed Forces Ministry becomes the first French Ministry to launch a bug bounty program. COMCYBER will leverage YesWeHack bug bounty platform to meet the growing challenge posed by new cyber threats.

With the YesWehack bug bounty platform, COMCYBER will be able to best use its trusted community of reservists, in order to improve global security of the ministry's entities

Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, YESWEHACK CEO

This bug bounty program opens new perspectives for the management of the operational cyber reserve. Ultimately, such initiative will make possible to train reservists and increase their skills to significantly and durably improve the Ministry’s level of security.

YesWeHack sponsor du CESIN : pour contribuer à renforcer la coopération entre les experts et les décideurs.

L'équipe YesWeHack est fière d'annoncer qu'elle devient officiellement sponsor du CESIN, une association qui lui est chère.

YesWeHack et le CESIN vont, ensemble, contribuer à renforcer la coopération entre tous les acteurs du numérique.

La communauté de YesWeHack, forte de plus de 6500 chercheurs, est désormais représentée au sein du CESIN.

Un combo gagnant : la transformation numérique et la Cybersécurité

YesWeHack inscrit ce partenariat avec le CESIN dans le long terme, afin de partager sa vision de la cybersécurité du futur, adaptée aux transformations que connaissent les membres de l’association. 

Ayant contribué au sein du CESIN depuis 2016 en tant que CISO chez Qwant, c'est une fierté de devenir sponsor aujourd'hui avec YesWeHack. Nous allons continuer à participer aux échanges au cœur du CESIN car la cybersécurité est le pré-requis essentiel pour mener efficacement toute transformation numérique auprès des décideurs."

Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, CEO de YesWeHack.

Avec plus de 500 membres, les activités du CESIN connaissent un succès grandissant parmi les experts en cybersécurité et YesWeHack est très enthousiaste à l'idée de participer à cette dynamique riche de promesses.

Le CESIN a souhaité cette année diversifier son sponsoring en accueillant en son sein quelques startups innovantes.

L’objectif est d’offrir encore davantage de visibilité à des entreprises auxquelles nous croyons beaucoup, comme YesWeHack car elles apportent, par leur innovation et leur audace, une réponse complémentaire aux enjeux de la cybersécurité auxquels sont confrontés les RSSI membres du club.

Alain Bouillé, Président du CESIN.

YesWeHack et le CESIN vous donne donc rendez-vous en 2019 pour une année constructive faite de rencontres et de projets concrets.

Open Source software audits via Bug Bounties for the EU institutions: digital.security and YesWeHack awarded.

digital.security and YesWeHack are glad to be part of the 3 winners of the tender for Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA OSS-BB). FOSSA OSS-BB’s main goal is to help improve the overall security of the Internet by focusing on free and open source tools used by Citizens and Public entities of European Union.

Pépinière d'entreprises _ Atalante Beaulieu

YesWeHack ouvre des bureaux à Rennes et contribue à l’écosystème cybersec en Bretagne

Depuis 2013, YesWeHack n’a cessé de croître et se renforce aujourd’hui avec de nouveaux locaux, au sein de la pépinière numérique à Cesson-Sévigné, en Bretagne, deuxième région « cybersec » après l’Ile-de France.

Le marché de la cybersécurité, particulièrement attractif, attire aussi bien une clientèle nationale qu’internationale. Afin de répondre aux attentes de cette clientèle exigeante, notre équipe s’agrandit et prend ses quartiers à la pépinière numérique à Cesson-Sévigné.

L'équipe YesWeHack bénéficie désormais de locaux dédiés où Romain LECOEUVRE (CTO), Laurent JOUANNIC (Business Development) et Nicolas DIAZ (Communication) auront un accès plus aisé pour coopérer et échanger avec les décideurs et les porteurs de projets bretons.

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ZeroDisclo.com : IT Security Researchers finally Protected

In constant contact with its community of security researchers, YesWeHack has noted that it is complex for a security researcher and therefore, for a whistle-blower to report security flaws -in a  coordinated way - to impacted organizations. Especially if those organizations do not have a Bug Bounty program registered on YesWeHack.com!

Vulnerability discoverers often experience difficulties on how to report them to the organizations concerned without disclosing them to a third party and unfortunately direct contact with companies constitutes a legal risk.

A long-time partner of the security research community through its founders, YesWeHack launches ZeroDisclo.com.

This platform provides the technical means and the required environment for all to adopt the coordinated reporting of vulnerabilities commonly known as "Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure".

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YesWeHack : the first European platform for Bug Bounty

Computer security is a strategic challenge for all organizations and companies. Carrying out an inventory is essential to have an overall view of the situation. Security audits should be performed regularly and the costs are high.

Bug Bounty Programs allow companies to outsource seeking vulnerabilities by collecting a significant number of security breakdowns that will be reproduced and analyzed. This does improve the code, preventing from new risks.

With a good Bug Bounty program, a company can continuously check the security of its site or its applications. Hundreds of experts will test sites, and be rewarded (financial or else).

Submit your site to a Bug Bounty program is affordable. You can communicate about its security, also be proactive and reactive in case of vulnerabilities.

By participating in Bug Bounties, security researchers apply their knowledge legally, are paid, enrich their network and enhance their expertise YesWeHack launches the first European platform for Bug Bounty : YesWeHack.com.

YesWeHack.com is an easy way to secure your platforms.

To create their own Bug Bounty program, the startups, the large enterprise groups or the project holders have to register on our platform. They have to define a scope, a reward and whether it will be private or public.

Security researchers that are registered on YesWeHack.com then take note of the bug bounty program’s details.

When one of the hunters find a bug inside the scope, it shall have to be validated by the bug bounty initiator. Once recognized, the hunter will instantly be rewarded and credited skill points that would highlight him on Yeswehack.


About YesWeHack :

YesWeHack, launched in 2013, connect organizations or projects with IT security needs with qualified people.

Three interrelated platforms are available :

YesWeHack Jobboard : the first job site specializing in computer security.

YesWeHack Bug Bounty Platform : first European platform for Bug Bounties

FireBounty : Bug Bounties aggregator.

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