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Update: DARPA Cyber Chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko Heads To Google
Posted By admin On April 15, 2013 @ 12:15 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
April 15, 2013
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. 
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Zatko’s hiring and Zatko declined to expound on his title and responsibilities within the search giant. However, he has acknowledged that he is relocating from the Washington, D.C. area to the Bay Area to work at Google’s headquarters.
Contacted by The Security Ledger, a Google spokesperson confirmed the hire, and said that Zatko will join Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group , working under Regina Dugan.
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URLs in this post:
 securityledger.com: http://securityledger.com/darpa-cyber-chief-peiter-mudge-zatko-heads-to-google/
 The L0pht: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L0pht
 Program Manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office: http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Personnel/Mr_Peiter_Zatko.aspx
 he Tweeted.: https://twitter.com/dotmudge
 Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group: http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/About_Motorola-ATAP/About_Motorola-ATAP,en_US,pg.html
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