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Google outlines initiatives to improve vulnerability management



As society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the importance of cybersecurity grows exponentially. Unfortunately, there are always individuals with malicious intent who are looking to exploit vulnerabilities for personal gain. Google is taking steps to combat this issue by forming a Hacking Policy Council along with Bugcrowd, HackerOne, Intel, Intigriti, and Luta Security. The goal of this council is to ensure that new policies and regulations support best practices for vulnerability management and disclosure. In addition, Google is committing to publicly disclosing incidents when it finds evidence of active exploitation of vulnerabilities across its product portfolio. Lastly, the tech giant is instituting a Security Research Legal Defense Fund to provide seed funding for legal representation for individuals engaging in good-faith research to find and report vulnerabilities in a manner that advances cybersecurity. It's important to have measures in place to combat potential threats to our cybersecurity. Google is taking a stand to improve the vulnerability management ecosystem and establish greater transparency measures around exploitation. By forming a Hacking Policy Council and instituting a Security Research Legal Defense Fund, Google is taking an active role in protecting our cybersecurity.

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