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July 27, 2021

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DOD funds research on independent cybersecurity testing for software

By Christopher J Castelli / September 29, 2015

A prominent security researcher and former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official announced Monday he had secured government funding to begin paving the way for independent cybersecurity testing of commercial software.

Peiter Zatko announced in June he would leave his position at Google to stand up a new cybersecurity entity modeled on Underwriters Laboratories, the global independent safety science company known for product safety standards development, testing and certification. This week, he compared the effort to Consumer Reports, which...


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