Hack for good
The fundraising start-up "RaiseNow", which operates a donation platform for several well-known NGOs, will be a programme partner of the first "GOHack23", a unique event for cyber security experts, friendly hackers and future IT talents organized by GObugfree and the Swiss Distance University of Applied Studies. So-called friendly hackers try to hack the systems of the non-profit start-up on site. If a friendly hacker finds a security vulnerability, they receive a reward. Half of this reward is then donated to Caritas Switzerland for charitable purposes, true to the motto: Hack for good.
A partnership for cyber security and social commitment
Two innovative start-ups have joined forces to usher in a new era of cybersecurity and social engagement as part of the first "GOHack23". Zurich-based GObugfree aims to make cybersecurity accessible to everyone, while RaiseNow supports individuals and international organizations in efficient and successful fundraising.
The three-day GOHack23 event (Novermber 30 - December 2, 23) will focus on various aspects of cybersecurity and is a meeting place for cybersecurity experts, friendly hackers and future IT talents.
The heart of GOHack23: The Live Bug Bounty Challenge
The symposium on the topic of "Cyber Future" will kick off the event and takes place on November 30. The heart of the event, however, is the Live Bug Bounty Challenge, which takes place on December 1 and 2. Ethical hackers and IT security experts will be searching for security vulnerabilities in the systems of program partners such as Zürcher Kantonalbank and BDO. Confirmed finds are rewarded with bounties (cash prizes). Each program provides a bounty pot of CHF 5,000.
GOHack is not only an event to promote cybersecurity, but also an opportunity for our Friendly Hacker community to engage in social responsibility.
Together for a better world
"GOHack is not only an event to promote cybersecurity, but also an opportunity for our Friendly Hacker community to engage in social responsibility. We look forward to working with RaiseNow and the global ethical hacking community to effect positive change," said Christina Kistler, CCO of GObugfree, about the joint commitment with RaiseNow.
In the RaiseNow challenges, the rewards are shared: 50% of the bounty goes to the Friendly Hacker, the other 50% is donated to Caritas Switzerland for charitable purposes. This split not only helps to improve the security of digital systems, but also makes a valuable contribution to charitable causes.
The commitment of the two start-ups to people in need makes a valuable contribution. The donation comes at a time when every franc counts...We are very pleased about the support.
RaiseNow and GObugfree: Commitment that counts
"The commitment of the two start-ups to people in need makes a valuable contribution. The donation comes at a time when every franc counts. Global poverty is again on the rise and crises and disasters are exacerbating the living conditions of people affected by poverty. We are very pleased about the support," says Daria Jenni, spokesperson for Caritas Switzerland.
The donation to Caritas underlines the joint commitment and the mutual desire to help those in need in times of crisis and war.
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