DARPA eyes cyber security program to safeguard private and proprietary computer information
ARLINGTON, Va., 3 March 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 12 March 2015 on an upcoming new cyber security research program to develop ways of protecting the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will detail the upcoming Brandeis program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 12 March 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, in Arlington, Va.
The Brandeis proposers day is to familiarize participants with DARPA’s interest in privacy science; identify potential proposers; and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to ask questions about the upcoming Brandeis program.
Privacy is critical to a free society, DARPA researchers say. As Louis Brandeis said in 1890, the right to privacy is a consequence of understanding that harm comes in more ways than just the physical. He was reacting to the ability of the new “instantaneous camera” to record personal information in new ways.
Since then, the ability of technology to collect and share information has grown beyond all expectation. DARPA researchers are reaching out to industry for ways to continue the benefits of information sharing, while safeguarding the private information of individuals and businesses.
The White House has made cyber security a priority and has launched initiatives to enable the safe and effective sharing of information to increase the nation’s ability to protect itself and to thwart any adversary’s ability to shut down our networks, steal trade secrets, or invade the privacy of Americans, researchers say.
The Brandeis program seeks to develop the technical means to protect the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises.
Those who would like to attend the DARPA Brandeis industry briefings should register online no later than 8 a.m. eastern time on 9 March 2015 at https://www.schafertmd.com/darpa/i2o/brandeis/2015/mar/pd/.
Email questions or concerns to DARPA at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-15-28/listing.html.