Posted on March 18, 2021

Hâck The Hague 2021

Update 26/02/2021: After careful consideration, it's been decided that Hâck The Hague 2021 will be hosted as an online event!

Cybersecurity and the Municipality of The Hague

As the international city of Peace & Justice, cybersecurity remains crucial to the municipality of The Hague. With regular internal and external assessments, we’re 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.

What has changed?

  • We now have more places available: 200 hackers can participate, of which 50 places are reserved for students. You can participate solo or in a team of two, just like last year.
  • We’ll be using an online platform that will allow you to communicate with each other and the organisation during the event. You can still use the Zerocopter platform to submit vulnerabilities you discover.
  • An interactive side-programme will be set up during the event, with interviews, a sneak peek into the control room, secret expert talks, a live award ceremony, and more!
  • The prizes are still the same. 12 €€€-prizes for the three most impressive hacks in four different categories:
    - most creative hack;
    - most advanced hacks;
    - most impactful hacks (professional);
    - most impactful hacks (student).
More details on the event will be disclosed as time progresses. Pre-register to receive all updates in your inbox: