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DARPA to demonstrate CFAR for legacy software in 2019

22 March 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA's) effort to enable rapid detection of and recovery from cyber attacks against legacy software will begin demonstrations in 2019.

DARPA will demonstrate an integrated Cyber Fault-tolerant Attack Recovery (CFAR) system that protects against a wide range of threats in an operational environment early next year. The programme has been developing novel architectures to achieve cyber fault-tolerance with commodity computing technologies.

There is a lot of concern about the resilience of legacy systems against cyber attacks, Jacob Torrey, programme manager for DARPA’s CFAR, told Jane’s .

“What the CFAR programme really tries to do is provide very broad spectrum defensive capabilities to already-fielded legacy software packages, either from source or binary [code],” Torrey said.

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