A watchful eye in the digital world

We aim to make the digital world safer by reporting vulnerabilities we find in digital systems to the people who can fix them.

Who we are

What we do

DIVD aims to make the digital world safer by reporting vulnerabilities we find in digital systems to the people who can fix them. We have a global reach, but do it Dutch style: open, honest, collaborative and for free.

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Our mission

We aim to make the digital world safer by reporting vulnerabilities we find in digital systems to the people who can fix them. We have a global reach, but do it Dutch style: open, honest, collaborative and for free.

  • 130

    Members
  • 115

    Total cases
  • 687.759

    Vulnerable IPS Notified

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Help us, help you!

Make our work easier by putting our security.txt in the code of your website and our IP 194.5.73.0-255 on your allow list. This way you make sure that our research team can look for vulnerabilities without alarming your cyber security systems. And we know who to talk to when we find vulnerabilities.

 

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CSIRT Team

Want to become a volunteer?

  • Become part of the hacker community with Ethical Hackers, CISO's & researchers
  • Develop yourself, we provide very cool stuff at our e-learningplatform
  • Activities, a party so now and then and a lifetime stock of DIVD stickers & other merch
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Our Partners

A2B Internet
Atom86
BIT
Cryptshare
Cyver
ESET
LunaVia
Protect4S
Schouten Zekerheid
SIDN Fund
Schuberg Philis
VM Ware

We would be nothing with our partners (we like to call them friends) and therefore we truly appreciate them. Let us know if you want to become a DIVD partner

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Frequently asked questions

If this F.A.Q. doesn't answer your question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to answer your question to the best of our knowledge.

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Is it legal what DIVD is doing?

The Dutch jurisprudence is clear: if you serve a societal need with appropriate means, you are allowed to perform these small hacks in order to prevent the real damaging hacks. Our way of working is approved by the Dutch Public Prosecution Office the National Cyber Security Center.

Why did I receive an email from DIVD / CSIRT?

If we find a vulnerability, we’ll set up a case with all the details we know and how to patch this vulnerability. Then we scan known IP adresses to see if they’re vulernable and if that’s the case we’ll send out an email to every vulnerable IP adress.

Our emails are personally written by one of our researchers and contain a link to the casefile on the csirt.divd.nl site.

Who works for DIVD?

Most of our volunteers work in cybersecurity as their daily job, this could be at a comercial security company, government or as a freelancer. Some of our volunteers don’t work in security at all but have great interest in making the digital world safer.

All of our volunteers are screened and provided an certificate of conduct. Our code of conduct is sacred, we do not deviate from it.

What type of vulnerabilities do you notify?

Anything that is classified as high risk / high impact. We prioritize the vulnerabilities we work on by various metrics, for instance how big the exposure on the internet is and if it is being actively abused or not.

How can we contribute this initiative?

Join DIVD as a volunteer or as a partner, put security.txt on your website, take action after you’ve received a notification email or make a donation.