Proof(s)

Kevin Hartnett, Senior Writer at Quanta Magazine, expounds on the notion of formal code verification when utilzied to provide assurance of attack-proof code… Similar to unsinkable ocean liners, or truly attack-proof? Or, is it only a matter of time before a successful attack is mounted? Is attack-proof code truly provable utilizing proofs (as in mathematical proofs)? You be the judge.

‘“They were not able to break out and disrupt the operation in any way,” said Kathleen Fisher, a professor of computer science at Tufts University and the founding program manager of the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) project. “That result made all of DARPA stand up and say, oh my goodness, we can actually use this technology in systems we care about.”’ – via Kevin Hartnett, Senior Writer at Quanta Magazine

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.quantamagazine.org/formal-verification-creates-hacker-proof-code-20160920/