Ernst & Young and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have entered into a strategic alliance to bring the lab’s behavioral cybersecurity tools to the commercial marketplace amid a growing sophistication of attacks.
“Defensive cybersecurity is an area that requires strong public-private partnerships to shift the balance,” Duncan McBranch, chief technology officer at LANL, said Tuesday.
EY will exclusively offer technologies once government-only such as PathScan, which works to detect network behavior anomalies that can indicate intrusion.
“The seriousness of the cybersecurity threat facing corporate America requires the use of such security-sensitive tools developed by Los Alamos,” said Siobhan MacDermott, principal for cybersecurity at Ernst & Young.
According to LANL, the transfer of PathScan to the commercial market is part of the Department of Homeland Security‘s Transition to Practice program.