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Idaho Secretary of State’s Office (IDSOS) is committed to ensuring the security of the 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 IDSOS 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’ve 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:
The following sites subdomains are restricted from active vulnerability discovery, and are considered out-of-scope for the VDP program:
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 aren’t sure whether a system is in scope or not, contact our reporting partner, the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) at [email protected] before starting your research.
Though we develop and maintain other internet-accessible systems or services, active research and testing must 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, first contact us to discuss it. We aim to 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 IDSOS, we may share your report with the EI-ISAC, which in turn may share it with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, where it will be handled under their coordinated vulnerability disclosure process. We will not share your name or contact information without express permission from you.
We accept vulnerability reports via email at [email protected]. Reports may be submitted pseudonymously, with the sender’s email as the only required identifying information.
You may not submit sensitive information via email. If you need to send us sensitive information, indicate this in your report and the EI-ISAC will provide a secure fileshare link. To ease reviewing and responding to your submission, use the submission standard.
By submitting a vulnerability, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of payment and that you expressly waive any future pay claims against the IDSOS 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 regarding this policy may be sent to [email protected]. We also invite you to contact us with suggestions for improving this policy.
DO NOT send vulnerability reports to this email address.