We are proud to have one of the only seven accepted funded-track proposals to DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge.
Computer security experts from academia, industry and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge —- a first-of-its-kind tournament designed to speed the development of automated security systems able to defend against cyberattacks as fast as they are launched. DARPA also announced today that it has reached an agreement to hold the 2016 Cyber Grand Challenge final competition in conjunction with DEF CON, one of the largest computer security conferences in the world.
More info from DARPA:
- NY Times: Automating Cybersecurity
- CBS News: $2 million prize for making cyber security smarter
- Wall St Journal: Military Launches Computer v. Computer Hacking Contest
- Ars Technica: DARPA prepares $2 million cyber warfare challenge for DEF CON 2016
Our participation in this program aligns with our development of Javelin, an automated system for simulating attacks against enterprise networks. We have assembled a world-class team of experts in software security, capture the flag, and program analysis to compete in this challenge. As much as we wish the other teams luck in this competition, Trail of Bits is playing to win. Game on!