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DHS to Transition NSF-Funded Analytics Tool Into Commercial Market

The Department of Homeland Security will transition a National Science Foundation-funded analytics and exploit detection tool into the commercial market.

DHS said Tuesday the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-built ZeroPoint tool is the eighth cybersecurity technology product to transition as part of the cyber security division’s Transition to Practice program.

ZeroPoint works to analyze documents, email, server traffic and web content for potential exploit payloads to help users identify documents that might be infected with malicious code.

“Providing innovative, effective and user-friendly technology is essential to protecting against full-scale data breaches,” said Reginald Brothers, DHS’ undersecretary for science and technology.

TTP supports DHS in research-and-development work for projects that will transition into the commercial marketplace with the help of developers, integrators and investors that can transform such concepts into commercially viable products.

The program has transitioned eight technologies into the marketplace that include Hone, Hyperion, LOCKMA, NeMS, PACRAT, PathScan, Quantum Secured Communications and ZeroPoint.

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