DARPA’s all-machine cyber challenge

DARPA’s all-machine cyber challengeBy Stephanie Kanowitz Jul 21, 2016 The automation of cyber defense will take center stage at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge next month. During the 10-hour Aug. 4 event, seven teams and their high-performance machines will compete to “capture the flag,” a computer security challenge that demonstrates hackers offensive and defensive skills. According to DEF CON, the annual hacking conference in Las Vegas, the Cyber Grand Challenge will be the first all-computer hacking tournament where machines will try to find and fix bugs in real time by reverse engineering software, probing the security of opponent software and re-mixing defended services with machine-generated patches and defenses. The idea builds on the growing use of machine learning to automate data analytics, which is especially important…

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