DARPA Competition Aims to Help Automate Computer Security

cyberwarfareThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to help automate computer security systems through the world’s first all-machine hacking competition scheduled for Aug. 4.

The Cyber Grand Challenge will take place in Las Vegas, where seven high-performance computers will compete live in conjunction with the DEF CON hacker convention, DARPA said Friday.

The seven competing teams consist of white-hat hackers, academics and private-sector cyber systems experts.

DARPA will award the prizes to the winning teams on Aug. 5 and the winners will engage human hackers in the annual DEF CON Capture the Flag contest on the same day.

The competition is part of a three-year program meant to develop autonomous systems for the detection, evaluation and removal of software vulnerabilities.

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