Hâck The Hague

The municipality has been organising the Hâck The Hague hacking competition since 2017. During Hâck The Hague ethical hackers try to penetrate the municipality's computer systems. This is how they test the digital security of The Hague.

During the competition hackers from the Netherlands and abroad help to identify, assess and resolve vulnerabilities in systems. This is important because computer criminals can exploit these vulnerabilities. For example, by breaking into the system and changing or stealing data for criminal activities.

The municipality uses Hâck The Hague to strengthen its digital resilience and to make sure that residents, businesses and the municipality are better informed about digital security.

Hack The Hague 2023

Hâck The Hague will take place in 2023 for the 5th time. For this special edition the municipality is making the programme for participating hackers more challenging. The exact date of the competition will be announced later.

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Report a vulnerability

Have you discovered a flaw or weakness (vulnerability) in a website or IT system belonging to the Municipality of The Hague? Please report it via the page Reporting a vulnerability (CVD).

The municipality will investigate the problem and resolve it as quickly as possible. This will help the municipality to protect its data and systems even better. This way of working together is known as Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD).

Get started with digital security

Would you like to improve the digital security of your organisation? The e-guide 'This is how you hack a city' describes what is needed to prepare your organisation for continuous improvement of digital security and how you can involve ethical hackers in this process. Request the e-guide by sending an email to hackthehague@denhaag.nl. The e-guide is available in Dutch and English.

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Published: 30 September 2022Modified: 22 May 2023