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