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emails led to the cancellation of a major motion picture; and the Democratic National Committee during the recent presidential campaign, which is the subject of ongoing attention and investigation as it relates to the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. "As we’ve seen, the computer servers of both the government and commercial enterprises have been vulnerable to attack," said Launchbury. "Any system, whether military, government, or commercial, that is connected to the internet is potentially vulnerable. A serious cyber-attack could jeopardize national security, military operations, the power grid, the financial sector, and so on." Launchbury said there is no single silver bullet that can fix everything. Even a combination of advanced technology programs cannot entirely solve the problems the world faces in the cyber domain. "We have a huge cybersecurity deficit built into our systems," he said. "For many years, we have been building vulnerable software on top of vulnerable software. So how can DARPA help?" DARPA was originally created by President Eisenhower in 1958 as a response to the Soviets' surprise launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. DARPA’s mission was to prevent such a surprise from happening to the United States again. DARPA was also the birthplace of the internet itself, which is now an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life, ranging from critical national security to commerce, entertainment, finance, healthcare, and social interaction, as well as crime, espionage, and cyberwarfare. "We’re developing technologies to detect, isolate, and characterize cyber-attacks against the electric power grid, which would have severe economic and human costs for the United States." Dr. John Launchbury "At DARPA, we focus our cybersecurity goals in three areas: hardening systems against cyber-attack; figuring out how to get our jobs done even in the presence of insecurity; and developing the tools and techniques to win in the cyber domain against our adversaries," said Launchbury. "We’re developing technologies to detect, isolate, and characterize cyber-attacks against the electric power grid, which would have severe economic and human costs for the United States. The goal of our program is to provide
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skilled cyber and power engineers with the system tools that would enable them to restore power within seven days after a cyber-attack." Launchbury said that there are many policy issues that arise as they develop new technologies. It is often the case that developments in technology allow for and inform policy options, not the other way around. "We’re working to enhance our understanding of who’s responsible for attacks," said Launchbury. "At the moment, it’s almost impossible to tell who pushed the button to launch a cyber-attack. In response, DARPA has developed techniques like active authentication. The idea is that the computer recognizes you as you by how you use your machine. The way we use a computer is unique to us as individuals. The particular way you move the mouse, the particular cadence you have on the keyboard, all of those things are very individual. So someone may login to your banking website and after a
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