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There are a vast number of diverse computing devices used to run the critical infrastructure our national security depends on – from transportation systems to electric grids to industrial equipment. Much like commercial or personal computing devices, these systems utilize embedded software to execute and manage their operations. To fix certain security vulnerabilities, commercial and personal devices must undergo frequent updates, and are replaced every few years – or on occasion, more frequently when an update fails. Mission-critical systems are built to last for decades, and rarely have the same short upgrade cycles.
Emerging 5G mobile wireless networking technologies are slated to dramatically increase in both scale and speed, enabling much faster access to data collected from billions of connected devices. This supercharged information highway is envisioned to play an important role across several industries, ranging from medicine to manufacturing. Major advances in 5G, including new core network features will make it easier to customize the network at a wide variety of locations.
The safety and security of critical information – whether it is sensitive intellectual property (IP), financial information, personally identifiable information (PII), intelligence insight, or beyond – is of vital importance. Conventional data encryption methods or cryptographic solutions, such as Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), translate data into a secret “code” that can only be decoded by people with access to a decryption key.
September 26, 2019, 8:00 AM ET,
DARPA Conference Center
The Information Innovation Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to researchers on the objectives of the new Assured Micropatching (AMP) program and to facilitate teaming. The goal of AMP is to create the capability for rapid patching of legacy binaries in mission-critical systems, including cases in which the original source code version and/or build process is not available. AMP will create new capabilities to analyze, modify, and fix legacy software in binary form, to produce assured targeted micropatches for known security flaws in existing binaries. Ultimately, AMP intends to demonstrate the use of targeted micropatches for repairing legacy mission-critical binaries with strong guarantees that the patch will not impact the baseline functions of the system. DARPA expects that these prototypes will provide a starting point for technology transition to mission-critical software for cyber-physical system domains.
May 14, 2019, 8:30 AM EDT,
DARPA Conference Center
The Information Innovation Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new Automated Rapid Certification Of Software (ARCOS) program and to facilitate teaming. The goal of ARCOS is to automate the evaluation of software assurance evidence so that certifiers can rapidly determine if system risk is acceptable. “Certification” is the process of determining that a system’s risk is acceptable.