DARPA prepares $2 million cyber warfare challenge for DEF CON 2016 | Ars Technica

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to kick off the Cyber Grand Challenge, a tournament that will pit 30 teams of security researchers from industry, academia, and “the larger security community” against each other in a capture-the-flag style battle of network warfare domination. The contest, which is designed to help DARPA identify the best in automated network and computer security defense systems, will culminate in a final battle to be held at the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas in 2016.

The winning team of the tournament will take home a cash prize of $2 million. The second and third place teams will be awarded $1 million and $750,000, respectively.

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