UT-Battelle, LLC, acting under its Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and operation of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking commercialization partners for its Hyperion cyber security technology. 

Hyperion is a cyber security technology designed to “look inside” an executable program and determine software’s function or “behavior” without the use of the software’s source code.  Hyperion accomplishes this by generating associated program behaviors and the complete set of conditions under which they occur. These behaviors can be automatically checked for known malicious signatures and inspected by domain experts to assure correct operation and the absence of malicious content.  Hyperion can also be used to check a program’s security properties and to optimize a program.

License applications will be evaluated based on prospective partners' ability and commitment to successfully commercialize the technology, with a preference for United States-based businesses and small businesses.

For additional information and license application, contact David Sims, Commercialization Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, simsdl@ornl.gov , 865-241-3808.


Fact Card
DHS Transition to Practice Technology Guide
Cyber & Information Security Research Group website

Current Intellectual Property

Copyright: Hyperion, US Copyright registration no. TXu 1-934-554, December 18, 2014.

Patent Application: Behavior Specification and Finding Main, US Patent application no. 14/820,976, filed August 7, 2015.


Development of the Hyperion technology was made possible, in part, by funding from the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program within the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.