Source: Laboratory Equipment | Joe Dysart | February 22, 2016
Cybersecurity has become such a pressing issue in the U.S. that even national labs have created technology for the commercial marketplace.
Cybersecurity has become such a pressing issue in the U.S. that even national labs have created technology for the commercial marketplace. Yahoo! has come out with a new app for smartphones, called Account Key, that has completely eliminated the need to use an ID and password to access e-mail. Those vague promises that hackable passwords will one day be replaced with much more secure alternatives to protect our digital life are finally coming true.
Fortunately, Yahoo! is not the only global player working furiously to beat back the ne’r do wells of cyberspace. Interestingly, some of the nation’s most prestigious laboratories have joined the fight.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory licensed its malware forensics detection software—known as Hyperion—to R&K Cyber Solutions early in 2015.
All told, 20+ technologies developed at national labs to thwart hackers are now in the pipeline for commercialization—all part of a program squired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to transition valuable lab research into marketable solutions to better protect the U.S. from hackers.