ForAllSecure Awarded $45 Million Contract to Deploy Mayhem Across Branches of U.S. Department of Defense

May 11, 2020

ForAllSecure awarded a $45 million contract to deploy their 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenging winning technology, Mayhem, across branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Mayhem Hunts Software Bugs for the Pentagon

June 1, 2020

Mayhem emerged from a 2016 government-sponsored contest at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Now it's used by the military—and Cloudflare.

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Cyber LEAP Act aims for innovations through Cybersecurity Grand Challenges

May 29, 2020

New bill seeks to set up competitions across the US to spur security breakthroughs.

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Defense Innovation Unit asks ForAllSecure to test for cyber security for vulnerable U.S. weapon systems

May 26, 2020

In the last few years the company went through 10 iterations of Mayhem, and has added to those iterations cyber security tutorials for users.

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Why fuzzing is your friend for DevSecOps

May 15, 2020

The quality assurance technique uncovers coding errors and security loopholes during software vulnerability testing and assurance processes.

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ForAllSecure Lands DOD Contract for Weapon Systems Cybersecurity Testing

May 13, 2020

The Department of Defense has awarded ForAllSecure, a cybersecurity testing startup based in Silicon Valley, a five-year contract to test the applications of the department's weapon systems. According to a company spokesperson, the $45M contract was awarded by the DOD's Defense Innovation Unit.

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DoD Taps ForAllSecure to Implement Software Security Tool Across Military

May 12, 2020

ForAllSecure has received a $45M contract to integrate its software security testing tool into a range of critical systems used by the Department of Defense.

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ForAllSecure Awarded $45 Million Contract to Deploy Mayhem Across Branches of U.S. Department of Defense

May 12, 2020

ForAllSecure, a NEA portfolio company, announced that Mayhem, its next-generation fuzzing solution, is being deployed across the DOD.

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DIU awards $45M contract for weapon systems cybersecurity

May 12, 2020

The Defense Innovation Unit award a contract for weapons system cybersecurity.

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ForAllSecure to deploy Mayhem fuzzing solution across US DoD branches

May 12, 2020

ForAllSecure has won a contract with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for the deployment of its next-generation fuzzing solution.

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ForAllSecure is Providing Fuzzing Solution to DOD

May 11, 2020

ForAllSecure, a NEA portfolio company, announced that is will provide the Defense Department with a next-generation fuzzing solution under a $45 million contract with the Defense Innovation Unit.

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U.S. DoD signs $45 million contract to boost weapons-system software security

May 11, 2020

Software-security firm ForAllSecure has garnered a contract worth $45 million with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy its "Mayhem" next-generation fuzzing software across multiple DoD branches.

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DoD Awards ForAllSecure $45 Million For New Tool To Detect Weapon System Cyber Security Flaws

May 11, 2020

Software firm ForAllSecure has received a $45 million deal from the Pentagon’s emerging technologies office to deploy a new tool across the department used

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Decipher Security Podcast: David Brumley

April 24, 2020

David Brumley, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of ForAllSecure, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the importance of software security and the software supply chain as well as the need for better cooperation between developers and security teams.

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3-Year-Old RCE Bug Puts Millions Of OpenWRT Devices At Risk

April 1, 2020

Fix issued, update asap!

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Millions of routers running OpenWRT vulnerable to attack

April 1, 2020

A vulnerability (CVE-2020-7982) discovered in the package manager of the OpenWRT open source operating system could allow attackers to compromise the embedded and networking devices running it.

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OpenWRT is Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution Attacks

April 1, 2020

For three years, router firmware OpenWRT has been vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.

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OpenWrt Bug Affects Millions of Routers For a Possible RCE Attack

April 1, 2020

The bug found in the OPKG package of OpenWrt software can let attackers intercept the traffic and send a malicious update to users.

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OpenWRT code-execution bug puts millions of devices at risk

March 31, 2020

A partial fix mitigates the risk, but the lack of encryption and other weaknesses remain.

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Patch now! Critical flaw found in OpenWrt router software

March 31, 2020

OpenWrt is an open source operating system used by millions of home and small business routers and embedded devices.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity experts slam child protection bill that risks rolling back encryption

March 30, 2020

A strong majority of The Cybersecurity 202 Network experts say the EARN IT Act is a bad idea.

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Critical OpenWrt Vulnerability Allowed Remote Code Execution On Target Devices

March 30, 2020

A serious vulnerability reportedly existed in OpenWrt – a Linux-based operating system. This critical vulnerability allows for remote code execution on a target OpenWrt device.

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You know all those stories of leaky cloud buckets taken offline? Well, some may still be there, just badly hidden

March 30, 2020

OpenWRT pushes update due to vulnerability allowing man-in-the-middle meddling.

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Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched in OpenWrt

March 26, 2020

ForAllSecure uncovers a vulnerability in OpenWrt's opkg fork that could have been exploited for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

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OpenWrt vulnerability puts routers and other embedded devices at risk

March 25, 2020

ForAllSecure discloses a vulnerability in OpenWRT, a Linux-based operating system for embedded devices that route network traffic.

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Critical RCE Bug Affects Millions of OpenWrt-based Network Devices

March 24, 2020

ForAllSecure cybersecurity researcher, Guido Vranken, uncovers a critical vulnerability in OpenWRT RCE, affecting millions of OpenWRT-based network devices.

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Entrepreneurs Drive Cybersecurity's Future at RSA Conference

March 3, 2020

Securing DevOps and SaaS, and managing the human element were dominant trends at Innovation Sandbox, the annual startup competition at RSA 2020 Conference.

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20 Vendors Making News at RSA Conference 2020

February 28, 2020

From new startups to established companies, a range of new and updated cybersecurity technologies were announced at RSA Conference 2020.

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Putting AI to work defending your stuff

February 27, 2020

Ars Technica's limited edition podcast discusses the weaponization of infosec AI.

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#RSAC Innovation Sandbox Crowns Latest and Greatest New Vendors

February 25, 2020

The annual winner of the Most Innovative Startup is named...

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How Machine Learning is revolutionizing Application Fuzzing

February 19, 2020

ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley talks about application “fuzzing” and how advancements in machine learning technology are allowing security researchers to find more and more serious vulnerabilities faster. The challenge now, Brumley says, is to keep up with the machines.

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RSAC Sets Finalists for Innovation Sandbox

February 6, 2020

The 10 finalists will each have three minutes to make their case for being the most innovative, promising young security company of the year.

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ForAllSecure Announces FuzzCon 2020 Speakers and Agenda Lineup

January 13, 2020

Industry's First Fuzzing Event Includes Experts from Fuzzbuzz, Fuzzing IO, Google, Microsoft, Synopsys, VDA Labs and Whitescope

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Java and JavaScript dominated software development in the 2010s

December 4, 2019

ForAllSecure co-founder, Alex Rebert, weighs in on the need for improved security around memory unsafe languages like C and C++.

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Demystifying a Docker image

November 14, 2019

ForAllSecure engineer, Marlies Ruck, unveils open source tool, Rootfs Builder, to help eliminate the friction between development and security teams, especially as organizations look to incorporate security as a part of their build cycles.

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Analyzing Matio and STB_VORBIS Libraries With Mayhem

November 8, 2019

ForAllSecure researcher, Max Koo, uncovers multiple vulnerabilities while taking a look under the hood of Matio and STB-VORBIS.

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Amazon Kindle, Embedded Devices Open to Code-Execution

November 7, 2019

ForAllSecure discovers flaws in Das U-Boot affect third-party hardware that uses the universal bootloader as an underlying component.

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ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley

October 25, 2019

ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley appears on NBC's Press:Here to discuss the industry's challenges around slow responses to vulnerability management.

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Developers: Fuzzing, Symbolic Execution with Regression Testing Offers App Resilience

October 8, 2019

Securing your apps can be done through the combination of two advanced techniques -- fuzz testing and symbolic execution -- that offer effective regression testing.

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Autonomy and the death of CVEs?

October 7, 2019

ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley aims to answer the question: is the manual process of reporting bugs holding back the advent of automated tools?

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Beginning Fuzz Cycle Automation

September 23, 2019

ForAllSecure researcher, Mark Griffin, shares how users can write better harnesses that can be used for fuzz testing campaigns.

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Security Automation is (and isn't) the Future of Infosec

September 18, 2019

ForAllSecure CEO talk about the growing demand for security automation tools and how the chronic cyber security talent shortage in North America and elsewhere is driving investment in automation.

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Netflix and Chromecast bug lets jerks crash your television

September 9, 2019

ForAllSecure researchers uncover vulnerability that affects software preinstalled on many TVs.

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CISO priorities: Implementing security from the get-go

August 30, 2019

Dr. David Brumley, CEO of ForAllSecure, has spent 15 years working on technology that would help users identify vulnerable software. Brumley shares how CISOs can implement security from the get-go.

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Why I’m not sold on machine learning in autonomous security

August 27, 2019

ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley shares hard realities on the limitations of machine learning in autonomous netsec.

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Startup Creates Application Security Tools to Scale

August 20, 2019

An exec from ForAllSecure, who was part of the team that won DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, sheds light on the use of autonomous technology in cybersecurity.

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Moving on Up: Ready for Your Apps to Live in the Cloud?

August 13, 2019

Among the complications: traditional security tools work poorly or not at all in the cloud, and if a company screws up, the whole Internet will know.

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DevOps Chat: Mayhem Testing With ForAllSecure

July 15, 2019

Secure software depends on people finding vulnerabilities and deploying fixes before they are exploited in the wild. This has lead to a world of security researchers and bug bounties directed at finding new vulnerabilities.

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The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge with David Brumley

June 24, 2019

Open Source Security hosts, Josh and Kurt, discuss when ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley's team won the Cyber Grand Challenge, what the future of automated security looks like, and what ForAllSecure is doing.

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How Much Testing Is Enough?

May 9, 2019

ForAllSecure researcher, Mark Griffin, aims to answer the frequently asked question: "is that enough testing, or should we do more?"

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How Can Entrepreneurs Best Understand What a Market Really Wants?

April 23, 2019

What people tell you they want, and what they actually need might not perfectly match. Alexandre Rebert, co-founder of ForAllSecure answers the question, "How can entrepreneurs best understand what a market really wants?"

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ForAllSecure's Series A Funding

April 2, 2019

ForAllSecure raises $15M in series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates.

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How Can Developers Build Hack-Proof Software?

April 1, 2019

March 26, 2019 -- Alexandre Rebert, Co-Founder at ForAllSecure, Inc., answers on Quora Sessions the steps developers can take to make software difficult to hack.

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Trump gave the military freer rein for offensive hacking. Security experts say that’s a good idea.

February 11, 2019

A majority of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202 say the Trump administration was right to make it easier for the military to conduct offensive cyber operations. But many cautioned that this new authority should be used very carefully.

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Project Maven to Deploy Computer Algorithms to War Zone by Year’s End

August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit here.

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The tech behind the DARPA Grand Challenge winner will now be used by the Pentagon

August 14, 2017

After witnessing the raw power of a machine that can fix its own software security flaws at DEF CON 24 more than one year ago, the Pentagon has officially purchased the revolutionary technology from a small, Pittsburgh-based firm.

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AI and the Challenge of Cybersecurity

May 9, 2017

For the past four decades, clever programmers have written computer viruses and worms that replicate and spread, either by bypassing technical security features or by taking advantage of human nature. Hacks started with playful images appearing unexpectedly, shifted to emails sent by harvesting address lists and turning thousands of computers into a vast “botnet” that attacks servers, and more recently, have locked down systems while demanding ransom payments.

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Mayhem Hacker Robot Is Here To Protect Us From Hacking Attacks

February 3, 2017

Every year, we see large botnets of compromised devices affecting the internet on a global scale. Although, as impossible it may sound, the future might have an army of robots dedicated to fixing vulnerabilities in devices like routers and IoT devices, often a soft target for hackers while building massive botnets to create high-intensity DDoS attacks.

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DARPA prize-winning bot Mayhem deploys to seek flaws, shut out botnets

February 3, 2017

In a riff on Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, a powerful software bot is being used to defeat botnets. Carnegie Mellon spinoff ForAllSecure’s Mayhem software won $2 million in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pentagon hacking contest in Las Vegas last August, according to MIT Technology Review.

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Botnets Could Meet Their Match in Robot Hackers

February 2, 2017

Software called Mayhem that won a $2 million Pentagon hacking prize is being prepared to go to work fixing up the Internet.

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Opinion: Cybersecurity needs an offensive playbook

December 13, 2016

In order to beat malicious hackers, the cybersecurity community must develop innovative approaches for deploying – and automating – offensive strategies to find and fix software vulnerabilities.

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Will AI usher in a new era of hacking?

November 25, 2016

Machine vs. machine might be the future of cyber warfare, experts say

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Cybersecurity companies adopting AI, but so are hackers

November 16, 2016

TOKYO -- Leading information technology companies are rushing to create systems that use artificial intelligence to defend against cyberattacks. The goal is to commercialize AI software to detect even ingeniously designed attacks, identify the perpetrators, and quickly mount a defense.

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NYTimes: Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World

October 16, 2016

The vision of the so-called internet of things — giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover — has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast.

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Autonomous Computer A Sign Of Pittsburgh’s Growth In Cyber Security Market

September 6, 2016

From the Target credit card breach to government hacks compromising the personal information of millions, cyber security is a growing issue. It’s become a multi-billion dollar problem and consulting firm Juniper Research has estimated that the cost of data breaches will reach $2 trillion globally by 2019.

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Cyber War: How hackers are threatening everything from your bank account to the nation's secrets.

August 29, 2016

Cyber War: How hackers are threatening everything from your bank account to the nation's secrets. In a room, deep inside a Las Vegas hotel, the world's best hackers are gathering. "You have to go into a backroom... there you're going to find about a dozen teams playing against each other, no more than a hundred people. These are really the world's cyber elite." Artificial Intelligence developer

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A team of hackers has changed the future of computing forever

August 23, 2016

In a large ballroom inside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this month, the next leap forward in the digital revolution took place in front of a crowd of hundreds of hackers in town for the Def Con security conference. There wasn't a charismatic CEO on stage who would demonstrate a revolutionary new smartphone, nor was there an engineer showing off computer hardware that would be standard for years to come.

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Hacking and AI: Moral Panic vs. Real Problems

August 19, 2016

It’s probably a little too early to be worrying about Skynet. On Aug. 4th, seven different artificial intelligence systems competed against each other to see which was best at hacking. The Cyber Grand Challenge was sponsored by DARPA (the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and held at Def Con, in a vast ballroom remade to resemble an e-sports broadcast. Of course, because we're talking about AIs made to seek out security vulnerabilities (and either patch or exploit them), some were inclined to scream "Skynet!" and run for the hills.

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Darpa Cyber Grand Challenge recap: How bots will help lift the security game

August 18, 2016

This year, DEF CON 24 attendees in Las Vegas had the opportunity to witness the conclusion of an exciting DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: a fierce competition among 100 cyber reasoning systems (CRSs) that started back in 2013. The top seven CRS finalists exhibited some amazing skills programmed by their creators. For DEF CON attendees, the last hours of the challenge were experienced through a visual display showing how these machines were finding, attacking, and patching bugs all by themselves.

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Mayhem @ CGC

August 17, 2016

With the recent win in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), ForAllSecure is another step closer to its goal of building software technology tools that automatically find vulnerabilities. Their Cyber Reasoning System, Mayhem, beat all the others in DARPA’s CGC and then competed against human teams in the DEFCON Capture The Flag contest (in which it did perform impressively, though it was defeated completely by the humans). Fortunately, the machines have not risen quite enough (yet). Or have they?

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Pittsburgh Earning Reputation As Cyber Security Hub

August 16, 2016

A recent Carnegie Mellon University win at a hacking competition in Las Vegas is helping put Pittsburgh on the map as a cyber security hub. CMU startup ForAllSecure earned $2 million earlier this month at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge, with an autonomous computer that can find security weaknesses and defend against malware, CEO David Brumley said.

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Mayhem prevails in cyber challenge

August 16, 2016

Pittsburgh-based ForAllSecure's Mayhem system has emerged as the winner of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) inaugural Cyber Grand Challenge. DARPA modeled the challenge on a typical 'capture the flag' cybersecurity exercise. During the competition, each team's cyber reasoning system (CRS) was tasked with automatically identifying software flaws, and scanning a purpose-built, air-gapped network to identify affected hosts.

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The World Series of Hacking -- without humans

August 15, 2016

Seeking a future where networks patch themselves, DARPA stages an AI vs. AI smackdown.

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Winners of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Announced

August 12, 2016

Earlier this week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) concluded the final event of its Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC)—the world’s first all-machine cyber hacking tournament. Seven teams participated in the preliminary round of the eight-plus-hours competition at the Paris Las Vegas Conference Center. The CGC was carried out in conjunction with DEF CON, the nation’s largest hacking conference that is also home to many of the world’s top cyber security experts.

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DARPA Rewards Best Bug Bombing Bots

August 11, 2016

The code warriors of the future literally might be computer code acting as warriors to defend against attackers on computer networks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, gave us a glimpse into that future last Sunday when it announced the winners of its Cyber Grand Challenge at DEF CON.

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Here's what happens when 20,000 hackers invade Las Vegas for a week of hacking, booze, and debauchery

August 11, 2016

The two biggest hacker conferences in the world take place during the same week every year in Las Vegas. Referred to as "hacker summer camp," Black Hat USA and Def Con last week brought together hackers, information security professionals, and government agents.

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The robot cyberwars are coming

August 10, 2016

On Aug. 4, Las Vegas hosted the final round of DARPA’s cybersecurity capture the flag competition, dubbed the Cyber Grand Challenge. With nearly $4 million in prizes on the line, teams competed in real time to find, diagnose, fix, and exploit software flaws in a setting reminiscent of a scene from The Matrix. But the competition was different from any other cyber-CTF event: It was the first to feature completely automated, bug-hunting machines.

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Meet ‘Mayhem,’ the Computer Bug-Hunting Machine

August 10, 2016

This is Mayhem, the supercomputer that won a Pentagon contest to autonomously hunt software bugs. The machine was built by a team from ForAllSecure, a technology startup that won first place in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge.

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DARPA seeks better cyber security with automatic bug-hunters

August 9, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is attempting to take cyber security to the next level by sponsoring artificial bug-hunting software.

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When Computers Are The Hackers

August 9, 2016

With neon-lit showcraft and nearly $4 million dollars in cash prizes, the first Cyber Grand Challenge opened a new frontier in cyber defense as intelligent systems, not humans, competed in a hack-and-defend, capture the flag-style contest. Seven teams from a field of over 100 qualified to participate, each preparing a cyber reasoning system (CRS) for two years before the final battle on Aug. 4.

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'Mayhem' rules as DARPA's battle of the machines hits Las Vegas

August 8, 2016

What if machines could outsmart would-be attackers to protect national security? A system called "Mayhem" has clinched the $2 million top prize in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge in a competition to use software that automatically defends networks against attacks.

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DARPA Autonomous Bug-Hunting Bots Don't Need Human Hackers Anymore: Are Bots The Future Of Cybersecurity?

August 8, 2016

The Cyber Grand Challenge took place under DARPA patronage, and it is good to see how preoccupied the U.S. Department of Defense is with cybersecurity. The event pitted computers against each other in an attempt to uncover which one can best fulfill the tasks of human cybersecurity researchers, that is, discovering a bug in a software program and fixing it.

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Strong showing for Pittsburgh teams in DARPA's hacking contest

August 8, 2016

Two teams affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University — one a spinoff, the other a computer-security group — took home big prizes this past week at a hacking competition in Las Vegas.

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Three Teams Earn Prizes in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

August 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV — Three teams earned prize money in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge here yesterday, but all seven finalists received awards for their substantial contributions to creating the world’s first autonomous bug-hunting machines.

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Mayhem secures $2 million for CMU spinoff

August 6, 2016

Imagine buying an off-the-shelf wireless router, a mobile phone, a new computer, or even an internet-connected thermostat from Amazon.

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Team With Carnegie Mellon Roots Wins Machine Hacking Contest

August 5, 2016

'Mayhem' takes home $2 million prize in historic DARPA machine-to-machine hacking challenge.

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Carnegie Mellon team wins AI security battle royale

August 5, 2016

Last night, DARPA’s long-planned Cyber Grand Challenge came to a dramatic finish in a 10-hour battle royale at Defcon, pitting seven automated security systems against each other to see which could find, exploit, and patch software vulnerabilities most effectively. The CMU-based ForAllSecure team emerged as the winner, finishing the 95-round contest with a clear lead after pulling ahead in round 10.

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Carnegie Mellon's Mayhem AI takes home $2 Million from DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

August 5, 2016

The 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge has concluded, and the winning team — Carnegie Mellon University’s ForAllSecure — is taking home the $2 million grand prize. What’s that you say — what’s the Cyber Grand Challenge? I’m glad you asked!

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CMU-spinoff ForAllSecure wins $2 million top prize at the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

August 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff startup, just took home $2 million in prize money as the winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), a first-of-its-kind hacking contest in which all participants are autonomous computer systems. ForAllSecure was one of seven finalist teams in the contest, which took place on Thursday, August 4th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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DARPA'S CYBER GRAND CHALLENGE ENDS IN TRIUMPH

August 5, 2016

A MACHINE NAMED MAYHEM TOOK HOME THE $2 MILLION PRIZE

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This System Won a DARPA Contest by Hacking its Rivals

August 5, 2016

A system called Mayhem has been declared the presumptive winner of a groundbreaking new competition that pits machine against machine. The Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), ran by the U.S. Department of Defense’s DARPA lab, described itself as the world’s first all-hacking competition. The game involved no human interaction — the systems were challenged to discover, fix, and exploit bugs in seconds that could have been undiscovered for months.

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DARPA Celebrates Cyber Grand Challenge Winners

August 5, 2016

Top-scoring cyber reasoning system becomes first machine to be invited to participate in DEF CON Capture the Flag tournament.

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Rise of the hacking machines.

August 5, 2016

Will computers get better at cybersecurity than humans? Experts hope the answer is yes.

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CMU-SPINOFF FORALLSECURE WINS $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE AT THE DARPA CYBER GRAND CHALLENGE

August 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH—ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff startup, just took home $2 million in prize money as the winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), a first-of-its-kind hacking contest in which all participants are autonomous computer systems. ForAllSecure was one of seven finalist teams in the contest, which took place on Thursday, August 4th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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'Mayhem' program wins grand hacking challenge

August 5, 2016

A program named Mayhem has provisionally won a competition in Las Vegas to find software that does the best job of automatically defending against cyber attacks.

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“Mayhem” Declared Preliminary Winner of Historic Cyber Grand Challenge

August 4, 2016

Automated system outperforms competing machines in high-stakes final event aimed at revolutionizing software vulnerability detection and patching

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Robot Hackers Could be the Future of CyberSecurity

August 4, 2016

The final round of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge pits computers against one another as human programmers watch the future of cybersecurity unfold

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Pentagon Bot Battle Shows How Computers Can Fix Their Own Flaws

August 4, 2016

Automating the work of hacking experts could make the world safer.

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Bug Hunting Cyber Bots Set to Square Off at DefCon

August 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS — A government project in the works since 2013 is set to conclude Thursday at DEF CON when DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge culminates with a competition it’s calling the CGC Final Event.

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Seven automated hacking systems will compete for a $2 million prize on Thursday

August 2, 2016

The final stage of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge is coming to Defcon

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High-stakes DARPA hacking contest pits computer against computer

August 1, 2016

The Pentagon's research wing this week will stage an unprecedented digital battle in Las Vegas in which machines will attempt to autonomously find and fix computer security flaws.

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Security Bots Will Battle in Vegas for Darpa’s Hacking Crown

July 28, 2016

TIM BRYANT AND Brian Knudson spent two years preparing for the Cyber Grand Challenge, a $55 million hacking contest cooked up by Darpa, the visionary research operation inside the U.S. Defense Department. But when the contest begins next Thursday evening in a ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Darpa won’t let them participate.

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Teaching a Computer to Hack... All by Itself

July 28, 2016

We've all heard of hacking contests where the participants are computer security experts. But a hacking contest where the participants are... computers? That's a new one, and in this episode, we hear from CMU-spinoff ForAllSecure who is heading to the national stage to compete against the nation's best autonomous hacking systems.

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In The Future, We'll Leave Software Bug Hunting to the Machines

June 16, 2016

In the fictional cyberpunk card game Netrunner, there is Ice, and there is AI. Ice protects computer servers from attack, while the AI's job is to break in. For the most part, this happens on its own, pitting computer against computer. It is an autonomous, intelligent arms race—one that, in our world, does not, yet, exist.

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Will artificial intelligence revolutionize cybersecurity?

May 4, 2016

With criminal hackers becoming more effective at breaking into computer systems, cybersecurity researchers, government agencies, and academics are looking to artificial intelligence to detect – and fight – cyberattacks.

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Smartest Hackers In The Room (Hint: They're Not Humans)

March 25, 2015

Next month, unmanned computers all over the globe will face off in a dress rehearsal for a Las Vegas hacking tournament run by the U.S. military.

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