Hakar at the Gate

I was reading the paper while eating lunch. There was an ad for something titled "Hackers @ the Gate" near the back page of my paper. Not sure what that title even means. There were two featured speakers shown in the ad. One of them was Arati Prabhakar. Umm, is Hakar her real last name?

Turns out it is. She is the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Previously she was head of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). If those credentials are not enough, she has a PhD in Applied Physics from CalTech. Bamn.

I went online to check out the link from the ad. Turns out this was for the Cybersecurity Summit being held tomorrow morning. The funny thing is that the other featured speaker was Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Yeah he might be a big deal. But Hakar is the one that caught my attention.