Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS)

Funding Agency:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automated techniques and software tools for neutralizing cyberadversary infrastructure. The goal of the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems program is to develop technologies for accurately identifying malicious cyberadversary infiltrated networks, generating software exploits for large numbers of known (n-day) vulnerabilities, and creating safe, reliable, and non-disruptive autonomous software agents that can be inserted in the compromised networks via the n-day exploits to safely and reliably neutralize cyberadversary software agents.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

There are four TAs within the HACCS program:

  • Find and Fingerprint Botnet Infrastructure (TA1)
  • Insert Autonomous Agents into Gray Networks (TA2)
  • Identify and Neutralize Botnet Implants (TA3)
  • Integration (TA4) 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

October 1, 2017