Cyber sleuths call for new 'smart swarms'

Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 12:02 AM EST

Bees do it. And if the cyber-strategists working at such high-level organizations as the National Security Agency and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are right, 'smart swarming' may be en effective way to solve even the toughest security problems.

The idea is to get lots of people focused on a security issue, or even a programming problem, and then have them chisel away at the code and examine how those pieces interact and work with all the total software. Instead of looking at programming as just lines of code, these swarms of people examine how each piece interrelates and works within a network.

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