Railroad Retirement Board - Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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Introduction

As part of a U.S. government agency, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) takes seriously our responsibility to protect the railroad public's information, including financial and personal information, from unwarranted disclosure. A part of this responsibility is allowing security researchers to seek vulnerabilities in the RRB’s systems that support the mission of the agency.

We want security researchers to feel comfortable reporting vulnerabilities they've discovered, as set out in this policy, so that we can fix them and keep our information safe.

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.


Guidelines

We require that you:

Make every effort to avoid privacy violations, degradation of user experience, disruption to production systems, and destruction or manipulation of data.

Only use exploits to the extent necessary to confirm a vulnerability. Do not use an exploit to compromise or exfiltrate data, establish command line access and/or persistence, or use the exploit to "pivot" to other systems. Once you've established that a vulnerability exists, or encountered any of the sensitive data outlined below, you must stop your test and notify us immediately.

Keep confidential any information about discovered vulnerabilities for up to 90 calendar days after you have notified RRB.


Legal

You must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws in connection with your security research activities or other participation in this vulnerability disclosure program.

RRB does not authorize, permit, or otherwise allow (expressly or impliedly) any person, including any individual, group of individuals, consortium, partnership, or any other business or legal entity to engage in any security research or vulnerability or threat disclosure activity that is inconsistent with this policy or the law. If you engage in any activities that are inconsistent with this policy or the law, you may be subject to criminal and/or civil liabilities.

To the extent that any security research or vulnerability disclosure activity involves the networks, systems, information, applications, products, or services of a non-RRB entity (e.g., other Federal departments or agencies; State, local, or tribal governments; private sector companies or persons; employees or personnel of any such entities; or any other such third party), that non-RRB third party may independently determine whether to pursue legal action or remedies related to such activities.

If you conduct your security research and vulnerability disclosure activities in accordance with the restrictions and guidelines set forth in this policy, (1) RRB will not initiate or recommend any law enforcement or civil lawsuits related to such activities, and (2) in the event of any law enforcement or civil action brought by anyone other than RRB, RRB will communicate as appropriate, in the absence of any legal restriction on RRB's ability to so communicate, that your activities were conducted pursuant to and in compliance with this policy.


Scope

Program rules

This program follows Bugcrowd’s standard disclosure terms.

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