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DARPA Seeks Input On Securing Networks Against Attackers 119

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hessian writes with an article in Wired about the problems facing the U.S. Government's networks in an increasingly hostile world. From the article: "The Pentagon's far-out research agency and its brand new military command for cyberspace have a confession to make. They don't really know how to keep U.S. military networks secure. And they want to know: Could you help them out? DARPA convened a 'cyber colloquium' at a swank northern Virginia hotel on Monday for what it called a 'frank discussion' about the persistent vulnerabilities within the Defense Department's data networks. The Pentagon can't defend those networks on its own, the agency admitted."
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DARPA Seeks Input On Securing Networks Against Attackers

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  • Wrong audience (Score:5, Insightful)

    by EdZ (755139) on Tuesday November 08, 2011 @09:14AM (#37983970)

    Darpa convened a “cyber colloquium” at a swank northern Virginia hotel on Monday for what it called a “frank discussion” about the persistent vulnerabilities within the Defense Department’s data networks.

    Well there's your problem! The ones at the forefront of breaking-into-electronic-systems-in-interesting-ways aren't the usual crowd the DoD are used to wooing (heads of industry, academic engineers, the conference-at-swanky-hotel crowd) but people working out of their basements fiddling with things for the fun of it.

    If they want a real assessment, offer a honeypot network with some stand-in data, and set a prize for whoever can get it and tell them how.

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