Panasonic Avionics kicking off bug bounty programme

Continuing what its director of security engineering and information security officer Michael Dierickx called a proactive approach to security, Panasonic Avionics Corporation has developed a bug bounty programme through HackerOne. 

The programme is aimed at bolstering security of Panasonic's inflight entertainment systems. 

While the announcement coincided with the start of the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, the company will kick off the bug bounty programme at the DefCon Conference later this week and will extend an invitation to participate to what Dierickx referred to as a select group of hackers.

"We have extensive processes in place to identify potential and emerging vulnerabilities, and we also engage with security consultation firms who provide penetration testing and other services," Dierickx said in a release. "Still, these teams bring a fresh perspective and innovative ways to search for potential issues."