February 7, 2011

HMM: DARPA working on major cyber security break through. “The DOD’s advanced research arm, DARPA, is currently working on two programs that could radically change cyber security; one program, CRASH, is based on the human immune system and will make it less likely that computers will spread cyber infections to other networks; DARPA is also working on another program, PROCEED, which will allow programmers to work directly with encrypted data without having to decrypt it first; both are highly experimental and may not succeed, but researchers have high hopes.” Well, my only thought is that if you have cyber-security that’s modeled on the human immune system, the result will be a generation of hackers expert in overcoming the human immune system. I can see longer-term problems with that . . . .

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