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SMOKE Program Seeks To Use Predictive Techniques for Hacker Threats

U.S. military researchers are asking the computer industry to develop ways to detect, manage, and defeat typical cyber hackers behavior and make them part of the computer and design process.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., issued a broad agency announcement on Tuesday (HR001122S0006) for the Signature Management Using Operational Knowledge and Environments (SMOKE) project.

SMOKE seeks also to measure the risk of cyber threats in real-time; and find new ways for red team ethical hackers to maintain their evasiveness as they help train cyber security experts root-out malicious cyber behavior.

Military computer networks are under persistent threat from malicious cyber hackers, so network security experts must be able to assess their cyber vulnerabilities and defenses by using red team ethical hackers and blue team cyber defenders.

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