Darpa’s has started a new security project that it hopes will stop the release of sensitive military documents to WikiLeaks or other foreign governments.
The new project named CINDER now has Peiter “Mudge” Zatko. One of the hackers of Boston’s L0pht collective, who famously told a congressional committee in 1998 that they could shut down the internet in 30 minutes. Who was hired in February this year.
Move move comes shortly after WikiLeaks published 77,000 Afghanistan field reports in the public domain. Darpa hopes the new CINDER system will establish patterns of malign behaviour, distinct and quietly detectable from the normal Defence Department information to then expose hidden operations within networks and systems.
Even though a fully blown CINDER system is years away if you work in the US military get ready for your web, email and other network usage to be monitored even more than it is now.