DARPA issues cyber Grand Challenge
Government computer security planners have been laying the groundwork for the next generation of cybersecurity technologies: software tools that can detect and respond automatically to increasingly sophisticated threats.
Now the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has set up a project to put some of newer technologies to the test by setting up, “the first-ever tournament for fully automatic network defense systems.”
“The growth trends we’ve seen in cyber attacks and malware point to a future where automation must be developed to assist IT security analysts,” Dan Kaufman, director of DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, said in a statement.
DARPA plans to hold a Cyber Grand Challenge at which unmanned systems would be pitted against each other. In a qualifying round, teams would score based on how well their system scanned a network for weaknesses, generated patches or remediation and maintained the operations of the network.
DARPA will invite a group of top competitors from the qualifying event to the final Cyber Grand Challenge , to be held early to mid-2016.
Posted by GCN Staff on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM