On December 21, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore announced a partnership with local and international hackers on a Government Bug Bounty Programme (GBBP) that will run from December 2018 to January 2019.\nThe programme was initially announced during this year\u2019s edition of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW), which saw the participation of S Iswaran, Singapore\u2019s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity.\nUnder the GBBP, so-called \u2018white hat\u2019 hackers, or ethical hackers, will be invited to search for and uncover vulnerabilities in internet-facing government ICT systems.\nIn return they will receive monetary rewards which can range from US$250 to US$10,000, depending on the severity of the \u2018bug\u2019 discovered by the hackers. \nDiscovered \u2018bugs\u2019 will be reported to the organisation for remediation.\nThe GBBP will run over a period of three weeks, and involves five selected internet-facing government systems and websites with high user touchpoints, namely gov.sg website, REACH website, Ministry of Communications & Information\u2019s Press Accreditation Card (PAC) Online, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website, and MFA eRegister.\nGovTech and CSA will be partnering HackerOne, the world\u2019s largest community of cybersecurity researchers and white hat hackers, for the GBBP. \nHackerOne successfully organised the Ministry of Defence\u2019s first BBP earlier this year.\nAccording to the join announcement, the GBBP is part of the Singapore government\u2019s ongoing efforts to build a secure and resilient smart nation. \nKey findings from the GBBP will be shared in March 2019. \nThe GBBP will be expanded to include more Government ICT systems\/websites in future.