A company based in Washington, D.C., has licensed a cyber security technology from Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly recognize malicious software—even if the specific program has not been previously identified as a threat.
Named Hyperion, the cyber security technology has been licensed by R&K Cyber Solutions LLC, or R&K.
The ORNL technology can look inside an executable program to determine the software’s behavior without using its source code or running the program, according to one of its inventors, Stacy Prowell of ORNL’s Cyber Warfare Research team. Hyperion computes and analyzes program behaviors associated with harmful intent, a press release said.
“These behaviors can be automatically checked for known malicious operations as well as domain-specific problems,” Prowell said. “This technology helps detect vulnerabilities and can uncover malicious content before it has a chance to execute.” [Read more…]