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A malware detection technology is transferring over to the commercial marketplace as a result of its participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s S&T Transition to Practice (TTP) program.

Hyperion 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 product ended up developed by the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

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“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.

In 2012, the TTP program selected Hyperion for inclusion in its inaugural TTP class for further development and validation to accelerate transition of the technology.

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The interesting feature of Hyperion is it calculates the behavior of software to detect the presence of malware.

Hyperion ended up selected from among thousands of nominations and named an R&D 100 Award honoree in 2015. Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have celebrated the greatest R&D developments of the previous year.

Hyperion ended up 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 position the Hyperion platform as a competitive product.

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, up to eight new technologies end up 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.

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