TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) said participation in the Defense Advance Research Project Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge is in line with the company’s mission to help address today’s emerging cybersecurity threat challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.
“The emergence of the Internet of Things and the growth of cloud computing and mobility is transforming everyday life and creating significantly more surface attack area for the cyber threat, ” said David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business.
“Raytheon is participating in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge because we see the imperative today, to more effectively offset the growing pervasiveness and effectiveness of the cyber threat and help solve one of our country’s toughest security challenges.”
Raytheon is one of the seven finalists to the computer security tournament designed to come up with technologies for an automated cybersecurity system.
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