Secure software depends on people finding vulnerabilities and deploying fixes before they are exploited in the wild. As dedicated as security researchers are, will there ever be enough people to keep up with the ever increasing growth of connected applications, networks and infrastructure?

How about an autonomous solution to finding and fixing software vulnerabilities?

Enter DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge winner “Mayhem”, created by a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and spun out in startup For All Secure. Mayhem’s moved on from capture the flag contests to finding vulnerabilities in DoD systems and is working its way to corporate systems.

I recently talked with David Brumley, For All Secure co-founder and CEO, and CMU professor about the technology behind Mayhem, how it works, and how For All Secure is working its way from DoD to a corporate network near you. near you.