The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently asked hackers to assist in improving cyber security.

"DARPA's Director, Dr. Regina Dugan used a speech at the DARPA Colloquium on Future Directions in Cyber Security in Arlington, Virginia, to call on 'visionary hackers, academics, and professionals… to change the dynamic of cyber defense,'" writes Threatpost's Brian Donohue.

"Dugan said the wave of malicious cyber attacks represent an existential threat to the Internet and have real world ramifications on civilian and military systems," Donohue writes.

Go to "DARPA to Hackers: Help, Please? " to read the details.

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