Secretary of Defense Acknowledges Fisher's Anti-Hacking Research

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter acknowledged the role that Professor Kathleen Fisher played in the creation of the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Secretary Carter opened DARPA's "Wait What?" Future Technology Forum in St. Louis by discussing some of the technological advances made through programs such as HACMS.

"After years in a corporate-research lab, [Fisher] came to DARPA on a three-year tour in 2011, where she launched a program that uses so-called formal methods to make certain software, like the code behind physical control systems of an airplane or a self-driving car, to help them become mathematically provably unhackable," said Carter.

Read the full transcript of Secretary Carter's address.