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GrammaTech Takes Silver in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

GammaTech's Team TECHx brought home the silver in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge held on August 4. In the world's first all-machine hacking tournament, GrammaTech and its partner the University of Virginia played an automated game of capture-the-flag in the name of cyber-security ressearch and development. DARPA had challenged the global innovation community with a $2M prize to build a computer that could hack and patch unknown software with no one at the keyboard. GrammaTech's team with their robot Xandra earned second place, securing a $1M prize.

GrammaTech started as a technology spin-off from Cornell University. Chairman, CEO and co-founder Tim Teitelbaum was a Cornell computer science professor from 1973-2010. His fellow co-founder, Thomas Reps, received his PhD in computer science from Cornell. GrammaTech is a leading develop of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions.