DARPA Wants New Ways to Find Cyber Attackers

(U.S. Defense Department photo)(U.S. Defense Department photo)

The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Project Agency, wants a better way to identify who is executing cyber attacks as part of its new Enhanced Attribution program.

It’s difficult to identify hackers in cyberspace, complicating the military’s ability to quickly respond to attacks.

DARPA issued a so-called broad agency announcement to change that by “providing high-fidelity visibility into all aspects of malicious cyber operator actions” and allow the government to publicly identify the hackers without “damaging sources and methods.”

Agency officials outlined what they wanted to develop through the Enhanced Attribution program.

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Michael Hoffman
Michael Hoffman is the executive editor at Tandem NSI and a contributor to Military.com. He can be reached at mhoffman@tandemnsi.com.