Berto Jongman: DARPA’s Four Big CyberSecurity Initiatives

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DARPA unveils four ‘big’ cybersecurity projects

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on what it calls the “four big things” to protect U.S. military technology from hackers.

Cybersecurity is the latest big deal in military affairs. It’s one of the few growing areas of the nation’s defense budget at a time when most line items are shrinking, because of concerns about hacking by foreign powers.

The Justice Department on May 19 unveiled indictments against five Chinese military officials for spying on U.S. companies.

Here is a rundown of DARPA’s “four big things:”


1. High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems, or HACMS (pronounced “Hack ‘Ems”)
2. The Cyber Grand Challenge
3. Computer Individuality
4. Advanced Encryption

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