April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. hired a top cybersecurity official from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known for developing technologies that helped create the Internet and stealth fighter planes.
The division, which develops consumer mobile devices and related software, hired Zatko to work on its Advanced Technology and Projects team, Gabe Madway, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail today.
Zatko served as a Darpa program manager from March 2010 until this month, managing cybersecurity programs that funded startup companies and helped develop technologies to detect threats and defend military networks, the agency said in an e- mail today.
Madway didn’t specify what Zatko, known in hacker circles by the handle Mudge, would be doing at the company. Zatko didn’t respond to e-mails requesting comment about his job change.