DARPA still seeking to lay foundation for cybersecurity
Decades after getting to work on computing technology, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is still trying to shore up the foundations of IT security.
DARPA’s objective in cybersecurity remains laying “a foundation for technologies that will outpace the growth of the threat,” DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said Oct. 8 at a Christian Science Monitor Passcode conference. Doing that means taking “whole classes of vulnerabilities off the table” and scaling defense techniques at machine speed to remove the human from the equation, she added.
The Defense Department’s cyber capabilities are to some degree reliant on DARPA investments. About $58 million of DARPA’s fiscal 2015 budget funded a cyber sciences project that seeks to ensure that the Pentagon’s cyber capabilities “survive adversary attempts to degrade, disrupt or deny military computing, communications and networking systems,” according to the DOD comptroller.
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