Energy Department-funded national laboratories have so far licensed 19 cybersecurity technology platforms through the Transition to Practice program managed by theÂ Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Wednesday.
DHS established the TTPÂ program in 2012 as part of efforts to help transfer innovations from a laboratory into the commercial marketplace.
The report said DOE’sÂ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has licensed five technologies via the program to date and allows interested companies to determine if a PNNL-developed tool could be applied into their product or service offerings through an exploratory licensing agreement with the lab.
IP Group-based startup company CynashÂ obtainedÂ licensing rights for PNNL’s Digital Ants and MLSTONESÂ security platforms.
Cynash aims toÂ incorporate both technologies into a portfolio of products and services intended to help public and private sector organizations defend against cyber threats.