The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for cybersecurity expertise in the most unlikely place: the hacker community. DARPA says it will fund independent security researchers and experimental projects, with the hopes of implementing cybersecurity projects faster. Awardees would also keep commercial rights over their work. NextGov reports the unconventional approach is meant to attract nontraditional players like hobbyists, startups and hackers.
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