Automated security patch and vulnerability remediation tool for electric utilities


Technology # 18-04



Automatic Security Patch tool for electric utilities


The Technology provides a machine learning-based software tool for electric utilities that can automatically recommend a re-mediation action for any security vulnerability, such as Patch Immediately and use Mitigate actions, based on the properties of the vulnerability and the properties of the asset that has the vulnerability. 



Electric utilities; oil and gas utilities; manufacturing; enterprise systems.




Tremendously saving human resources involved in vulnerability and patch management; much more timely remediation of vulnerabilities; meet the CIP regulations with less efforts.




the technology/invention provides a system that will automate the vulnerability analysis and decision-making process, replace the current timely and tedious manual analysis, and advance the security vulnerability re-mediation practice from manual operations and automated operations, dramatically reducing the human efforts needed. In addition, the technology/invention provides a system that has an accuracy as high as 97%.



This invention/technology is available for licensing.

For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:

Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243


Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
Qinghua Li
Fengli Zhang
Phillip Huff
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