October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Michael Walker

Michael Walker
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPA

Mike Walker is a program manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office. Mike’s research interests relate to machine reasoning about software in situ and the automation of application security life-cycles. Previously, Mike was a security software developer, red team analyst, enterprise security architect, and research lab leader. As part of the CSC “Strikeforce” red team, he helped develop the HEAT Vulnerability Scanner and performed red team engagements. As a principal at the Intrepidus Group, he worked on red teams that tested America’s financial and energy infrastructure for security weaknesses. As part of the DARPA SAFER red team, he discovered flaws in prototype communications technologies. Mike has participated in various roles in numerous applied computer security competitions: he contributed challenges to DEF CON Capture the Flag (CTF) and competed on and led CTF teams at the highest levels of international competition. Mike was formerly a mentor of the Computer Security Competition Club at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (TJHSST).


9:35am–10:05am Wednesday, 11/02/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Michael Walker (DARPA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Michael Walker offers an overview of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), a global contest to develop first-generation autonomous cyber defense systems over an aggressive two-year competition timeline, and explains why the automation pioneered at CGC challenges conventional wisdom about the structural advantages of cyberattack and is poised to change the way we defend the code that runs our world. Read more.