In case you missed this news … former L0pht member and DARPA Cyber Fast Track founder Peiter “Mudge” Zatka is leaving government for the next step in his career … at Google. Last week he announced his new gig on Twitter – “Given what we all pulled off within the USG, let’s see if it can be done even better from outside. Goodbye DARPA, hello Google!” There he’ll be joining Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group, a DARPA-like organization recently acquired by Google, to focus on “breakthrough innovations to the company’s product line on seemingly impossible short timeframes.” Congrats!
Noted hacker and innovator Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a project manager for cyber security research at DARPA for the past three years- will be setting up shop in the Googleplex, according to a post on his Twitter feed.
Zatko, who earned fame as a founding member of the early 1990s Boston-area hacker confab The L0pht and later as a division scientist at government contractor BBN Technologies, announced his departure from DARPA following a three-year stint as a Program Manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office on Friday. “Given what we all pulled off within the USG, let’s see if it can be done even better from outside. Goodbye DARPA, hello Google!” he Tweeted.
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