On October 5, 2017, the IgniteU NY team went to New York City as part of a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) with the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, in support of the Cyber Security Division’s Transition to Practice (TTP) Demo Day. The showcase was held at the New York Academy of Sciences, a venue in lower Manhattan with a breathtaking view of New York City. What happened inside the building was even more spectacular.

 The gorgeous view from the New York Academy of Sciences, where the event took place.

The gorgeous view from the New York Academy of Sciences, where the event took place.

 Our team from IgniteU NY and NYSTEC pose for a photo between sessions.

Our team from IgniteU NY and NYSTEC pose for a photo between sessions.

TTP is an accelerator program focusing on moving mature cybersecurity technologies that were developed in Federal laboratories into the private sector for further development into commercially viable products. IgniteU can learn many things from such programs that have launched dozens of commercially successful companies. From the program’s fifth cohort, we saw eight different innovative technologies that were developed at Federally funded R&D Centers, academia, and labs affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.

 
 Dr. Nadia Carlsten, program manager of the DHS S&T TTP acclerator, kicks off the event with a brief introduction on the program.

Dr. Nadia Carlsten, program manager of the DHS S&T TTP acclerator, kicks off the event with a brief introduction on the program.

After an introduction from the program’s manager, Dr. Nadia Carlsten, we heard from Sqrrl. Derived from a U.S. National Security Agency database project in 2008, Sqrrl is a threat-hunting company that enables organizations to target, hunt, and disrupt advanced cyber threats.

Here is a list of the eight technologies currently in the TTP accelerator program that were presented and demonstrated in full.

PEACE: Policy Enforcement and Access Control for End-points (WPI)

Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis (ORNL)

CHARIOT: Filtering and Enriching Relevant Content (MIT-LL)

APE: A Novel Intrusion Prevention System for Android (MITRE)

QUASAR: Strategic Decision Support for Cyber Defense Planning (MIT-LL)

CPAD: Real-Time Cyber-Physical Attack Detection (ORNL)

Keylime: Enabling TPM-Based Trust in the Cloud (MIT-LL)

StreamWorks: Continuous Pattern Detection on Streaming Data (PNNL)

 Dr. Richard Skowyra speaks about Quasar, which is a technology that can assess defense coverage and anticipate new attack classes.

Dr. Richard Skowyra speaks about Quasar, which is a technology that can assess defense coverage and anticipate new attack classes.

 Mark Mitchell from APE talks to the crowd about their cutting edge cyber security technology.

Mark Mitchell from APE talks to the crowd about their cutting edge cyber security technology.

 

To learn more about each technology, which are actively searching for piloting, partnerships, and licensing, check out the Transition to Practice Technology Guide 2017 PDF.