On 27 September 2021, the municipality of The Hague, in cooperation with the Hague’s cyber security company Cybersprint, organises the hacking competition ‘Hâck The Hague’ for the 4th time. This year, the municipality will be hacked by 200 of the best national and international ethical hackers & students and the event will take place online. Registration is now open (until 1 June).
- 200 hackers will be invited to compete. They strive for a mix of both professional / experienced and student hackers.
- New! Teams of 1-4 people.
- Much bigger scope than previous editions.
- An interactive side-programme during the event with status updates, interviews with contestants, secret expert talks, a sneak peak in the control room, a live award ceremony, and more!
12 €€€-prizes available in four different categories:
- Most Creative Hack
- Most Advanced Hack
- Most Impactful Hack
- New for students! Hâckademic Award. Aside from cash, the three winning student-teams in this category will also receive a recommendation letter to boost their careers, signed by our renowned jury members.
They will be using an online platform which will allow participants to communicate with each other and the organisation during the event. The Zerocopter platform will be used to submit vulnerabilities you find during the event.
Register here before 1 June 2021.
As the international city of Peace & Justice, cybersecurity remains crucial to the municipality of The Hague. With regular internal and external assessments, they are constantly working on our digital security. The Responsible Disclosure aims to better protect the city’s residents, companies and systems by mitigating vulnerabilities. People who report such vulnerabilities via the Responsible Disclosure policy are allegeable to receive a reward. Hâck The Hague helps to map and assess the municipality’s digital footprint, a necessary step in strengthening the cyber-resilience. In addition, it contributes to raising awareness among residents, entrepreneurs and employees about digital security. Hackers discovered 102 vulnerabilities during last year’s edition, most of which have since been resolved. If you find any vulnerabilities in the meantime, you can still report them through the responsible disclosure policy of the municipality of The Hague.