This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the transition of a malware detection technology to the commercial marketplace as a result of its participation in the S&T’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program.
According to newswire.com, Hyperion, initially developed by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a malware forensics, detection, and software assurance technology that can quickly detect malicious behavior in software not previously identified as a threat. It has been licensed by Lenvio, a cybersecurity firm based in Manassas, Virginia.
“The commercialization of Hyperion builds on TTP’s previous successes in transitioning technologies to the marketplace and shows that the TTP program is making a direct impact on improving cybersecurity in the public and private sectors,” said DHS Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin.
The unique feature of Hyperion is that it calculates the behavior of software to detect the presence of malware. Hyperion was licensed nonexclusively by R&K Cyber Solutions in 2015. R&K spun off its Hyperion business to form Lenvio in 2016 to focus on further development and commercialization. Through this exclusive license, Lenvio will now be able to position the Hyperion platform as a competitive product and keep growing the company.
The TTP program is administered by S&T’s Cyber Security Division’s (CSD), part of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, and complements the S&T process of funding projects through the full research-and-development lifecycle and into the commercial marketplace.
Each fiscal year, the TTP program selects promising cybersecurity technologies developed with federal funding to incorporate into the 36-month transition-to-market program.
Each year, approximately eight new technologies are selected by TTP and introduced to cybersecurity professionals around the country with the goal of connecting them to investors, developers, and integrators who can advance the technology and turn it into commercially viable products. To make these connections, TTP hosts “demonstration day” events around the country to showcase the technologies to companies including those from the energy, financial and government sectors; spur pilot opportunities, and start the technologies on the road to commercialization.