DHS Licenses Third Security Technology

Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 06:07 PM gHale

After research conducted under the auspices of the government, another cyber security technology received licensing and is ready to go commercial.

This is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) third technology that has successfully gone through the Transition to Practice (TTP) program.

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The Network Mapping System (NeMS), developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a software-based tool that tells users what they have connected to their network so they know what needs to be protected.

Cambridge Global Advisors, an Arlington, VA-based strategic advisory services firm has the license for the product.

“The brilliant minds of the nation’s network of national laboratories are coming up with incredible technologies and solutions,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “Transitioning those ideas into the commercial market where they can be put to practical use is a primary objective for S&T.”

In 2012, the TTP program identified NeMs as a promising candidate for transition to the commercial marketplace. By mapping a network environment, this technology helps operational users understand what is on their network, so they know how to better protect it.

“TTP’s goal is to find technologies with the potential to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity posture and assist those technologies in making the difficult journey from the research lab to the commercial marketplace,” said TTP Program Manager Mike Pozmantier. “And as long as these innovative technologies are transitioned to a commercial or government end-user we’re making a positive impact on the cyber landscape.”

Each year the TTP program selects eight promising cyber technologies to incorporate into its 36-month program. S&T introduces these technologies to end-users around the country with the goal of transitioning them to investors, developers or manufacturers that can advance them and turn them into commercially viable products.