February 14, 2017 (San Francisco, CA) – Today at the annual RSA Information Security Conference in San Francisco, Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA) was proud to announce that the commercialization license for its Network Mapping System (NeMS) technology has been finalized.
Developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and licensed by LLNL to a CGA subsidiary, NeMS is a software-based tool that simplifies the network security process by automating several of the 20 Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls), a prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop the most pervasive and dangerous of cyberattacks as put forth by the Center for Internet Security. Specifically, NeMS will automate three of the top five CSC components and inform users what is connected to their network so that they know what needs to be protected.
“This is an important moment for NeMS, the final license coming on the heels of multiple prominent cyberattacks that have policymakers scrambling for solutions,” said Jake Braun, CEO of CGA. “Several leaders in the last year – including the Attorney General here in California –have pushed measures requiring businesses to implement the CIS Controls as a condition of operation. As a result, enterprise consumers are searching for products – like NeMS – that will help them comply with mandatory baseline security standards.”
The commercial licensing of NeMS was aided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology’s (S&T) Transition to Practice Program (TTP) which looks to transition federally-funded cybersecurity technologies from the laboratory to enterprise consumers. The program also seeks to create institutional relationships between the cyber research community, investors, end users, and information technology companies by showcasing the technologies throughout the country to develop pilot and commercialization opportunities.
Each year the TTP program selects eight promising cyber technologies to incorporate into its 36-month program. S&T introduces these technologies to end-users around the country with the goal of transitioning them to investors, developers or manufacturers that can advance them and turn them into commercially viable products.
“LLNL has a long history of successfully engaging with our industry partners to commercialize technologies that advance our national and economic security,” said Rich Rankin, the director of LLNL’s Industrial Partnerships Office. “Commercializing LLNL-developed technologies like NeMS enables the private sector to apply the Lab’s solutions to market needs beyond the U.S. government’s immediate interests – helping solve some of nation’s biggest, most complex challenges while driving economic growth.”