The U.S. Air Force and Ignyte Assurance Platform, a collaborative security technology provider, have signed a patent license agreement to further develop software applications that screen network files to detect potential vulnerabilities, DVIDS reported Wednesday.
Max Aulakh, founder and CEO of Ignyte, said the company and the 16th Air Force’s 67th Cyberspace Wing plan to use and combine their technology platforms to develop a unified capability that could enable the private sector to protect critical assets and data and accelerate compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program and other federal security requirements.
“Our combined capability will allow organizations to meet compliance objectives while helping quickly identify weaknesses within critical computing systems. This capability will be enabled through the use of advance techniques using artificial intelligence and machine learning,” Aulakh added.
The Air Force’s technology looks for malicious items lacking signatures, which could enable certain files to evade detection using existing methods.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Technology Transfer and Transition program office oversee patent license agreements, which help facilitate the transfer of inventions built and patented by defense labs to the private sector for commercial use.
“This agreement will now help us mature and scale our capabilities rapidly for the commercial enterprise,” Aulakh said.
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