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When cybersecurity becomes an act of solidarity: Hack4Values and the French Ministry of the Economy invite ethical hackers to defend NGOs.

Committed to the digital protection of humanitarian organizations, Hack4Values announces its very first Live Hacking Event, in exclusive partnership with the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. This unprecedented initiative is part of a solidarity bug hunting program aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of NGOs, facing increasing cyberthreats.

Protecting humanitarian values through Bug Bounty

More than 50% of NGOs have fallen victim to cyber attacks, revealing a crucial need to strengthen their security in the face of cyber threats. Hack4Values is committed to making an active contribution by launching this solidarity bug hunting program. The collaboration between ethical hackers and humanitarians creates a unique synergy to protect the values, data and missions of non-profit organizations. In addition to individual volunteer contributions, Hack4Values rallies resources from partner companies such as Cloudflare, Orange Cyberdéfense, MARL Digital, NeverHack and Synacktiv.

Fabien Lemarchand, President of Hack4Values, comments:

“We want to highlight the practice of ethical hacking in the service of NGO protection. Digital security cannot exist without human collaboration, and we are proud to have the support of the Minister and to bring together in this emblematic institution a community of hackers happy to contribute to the greater good.”

A righteous cause at the Ministry of the Economy

The French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty will host this exceptional event on January 26. The presence of government and public representatives underlines the importance of the partnership between the public sector, NGOs, Hack4Values and ethical hackers. Together, they are committed to create a safer digital environment.

Practical Information

  • Date: January 26, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté Industrielle et Numérique, 139 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris.