Innovations in Defense: Artificial Intelligence and the Challenge of Cybersecurity
Mayhem Cyber Reasoning System, 2016
Hacked servers. Phishing scams. Computer viruses, trojan horses, and worms. Spam. Adware, spyware, and botnets. Not all innovations seek to benefit society. Mayhem, on exhibit in 1 West (the “Innovation Wing”) is the first artificial intelligence cyber defense system designed specifically to thwart attacks on our increasingly interconnected—and vulnerable—devices.
In 2014, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a two-year competition to invent artificial intelligence systems that could take over the painstaking and time-consuming work of searching through billions of lines of code for vulnerabilities or intrusions. The Pittsburgh-based team ForAllSecure built Mayhem, the prize-winning system.