The Selective Service System recognizes that cybersecurity is a public good that is strongest when the public is able to contribute. Below you will find more information on how to find and report vulnerabilities in a legally authorized manner.
Please read our vulnerability disclosure policy below before submitting a vulnerability disclosure.
We accept vulnerability reports via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not support PGP-encrypted emails for vulnerability reports. Please include the following information when contacting us about a vulnerability:
Within 3 business days, we will acknowledge that your report has been received. We commit to coordinating with you in an open and timely manner. To the best of our ability, we will confirm the existence of the vulnerability to you and provide transparency regarding the steps we are taking to remediate the issue, including challenges that may delay resolution.
Selective Service System is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information. This policy is intended to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities and to convey our preferences in how to submit discovered vulnerabilities to us.
This policy describes what systems and types of research are covered under this policy, how to send us vulnerability reports, and how long we ask security researchers to wait before publicly disclosing vulnerabilities.
We encourage you to contact us to report potential vulnerabilities in our systems.
If you make a good faith effort to comply with this policy during your security research, we will consider your research to be authorized, we will work with you to understand and resolve the issue quickly, and Selective Service System will not recommend or pursue legal action related to your research. Should legal action be initiated by a third party against you for activities that were conducted in accordance with this policy, we will make this authorization known.
Under this policy, “research” means activities in which you:
Once you have established that a vulnerability exists or encounter any sensitive data (including personally identifiable information, financial information, or proprietary information or trade secrets of any party), you must stop your test, notify us immediately, and not disclose this data to anyone else.
The following test methods are not authorized:
This policy applies to the following systems and services:
Any service not expressly listed above, such as any connected services, are excluded from scope and are not authorized for testing. Additionally, vulnerabilities found in systems from our vendors fall outside of this policy’s scope and should be reported directly to the vendor according to their disclosure policy (if any). If you are not sure whether a system is in scope or not, contact us at email@example.com.
Though we develop and maintain other internet-accessible systems or services, we ask that active research and testing only be conducted on the systems and services covered by the scope of this document. If there is a particular system not in scope that you think merits testing, please contact us to discuss it first. We will increase the scope of this policy over time.
Information submitted under this policy will be used for defensive purposes only – to mitigate or remediate vulnerabilities. If your findings include newly discovered vulnerabilities that affect all users of a product or service and not solely Selective Service System, we may share your report with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where it will be handled under their coordinated vulnerability disclosure process. We will not share your name or contact information without express permission.
We accept vulnerability reports via firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports may be submitted anonymously. If you share contact information, we will acknowledge receipt of your report within three business days.
By submitting a vulnerability, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of payment and that you expressly waive any future pay claims against the U.S. Government related to your submission.
In order to help us triage and prioritize submissions, we recommend that your reports:
When you choose to share your contact information with us, we commit to coordinating with you as openly and as quickly as possible.
Questions or suggestions regarding this policy must be sent to email@example.com. We also invite you to contact us with suggestions for improving this policy.
February 17, 2021 – Version 1.0 – First Issuance