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The US Defense Department is recruiting hackers to help it bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, a former hacker now working with the government said on Thursday.
The program, known as Cyber Fast Track, was announced by Peiter Zatko during a keynote speech at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, according to John D. Sutter of CNN.com. The program, he says, "is aimed at hackers and computer security experts" and officially launched Wednesday.
...the idea behind the new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program is to "cut red tape for hackers to apply for funding for projects that would help the Defense Department secure computer networks,"
...Cyber Fast Track is intended to fund independent cybersecurity research, though neither the total investment in the program nor the size of individual grants were disclosed.
About 20 to 100 such projects will be funded each year, according to Zakaria, and those working independently on government project "will be allowed to keep the commercial intellectual property rights while giving the Defense Department use of the project."
Originally posted by jheated5
They already have a bunch of hackers, they're called anonymous.............