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David Wajsgras: Raytheon Aims to Help DARPA Automate Cybersecurity

David Wajsgras: Raytheon Aims to Help DARPA Automate Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Dave Wajsgras
Dave Wajsgras
Dave Wajsgras

Raytheon‘s team is one of seven teams that will compete in the final round of a $2 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-hosted program to build an automated system against cybersecurity threats.

DARPA launched the Cyber Grand Challenge for academic and industry consortia to produce cyber reasoning platforms that can identify and repair computer security flaws, Raytheon said Monday.

“We see the imperative today, to more effectively offset the growing pervasiveness and effectiveness of the cyber threat and help solve one of our country’s toughest security challenges,” said David Wajsgras, president of intelligence, information and services unit at Raytheon.

The agency will hold the final competition in conjunction with the 2016 Defcon security conference that will take place in Las Vegas.

DARPA’s program will use a capture-the-flag mode and challenge participants to reverse prebuilt software as well as find system vulnerabilities with an automated method.

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