Cynash delivers nature-inspired cybersecurity technologies to protect critical energy, transportation, wastewater and industrial control infrastructure. Our patented cybersecurity technologies build upon decades of applied research in machine learning, data analytics, high-performance computing and scalable infrastructure protection. We currently offer four interrelated cybersecurity technologies:


Protection for Legacy Infrastructure

SerialTap™ brings a new layer of security to older industrial control systems. As its name suggests, this patented sensor passively taps directly into serial communication systems, monitoring network traffic and watching for control signal anomalies that could indicate a cyberattack.


Our Other Technologies


Biomimetic Machine Learning For Cybersecurity

Machine Learning String Tools for Operational and Network Security (MLSTONES™) combines high-performance computing and machine learning methods first developed for protein sequencing. This bio-inspired technology can identify evolving, unseen malware patterns—something that conventional signature- and rule-based malware detectors cannot do effectively.

Digital Ants

Swarming Sensors Detect Process Anomalies

Inspired by the social behavior of ants swarming to protect their colonies, Digital Ants™ are software sensors that continuously roam through industrial control networks in search of unexpected process deviations. Individual Digital Ants™, each focused on a different process parameter, work in concert with human supervisors to identify emergent cyberattacks.

Data Analytics

Understanding the Threat

Detecting the coming wave of cyberthreats requires a fast, powerful, scalable data analytics platform. Our proprietary analytics platform consists of a distributed computing infrastructure and intelligent software that will help you quickly interpret and act on data collected by our malware detection technologies. Our data analytics platform is capable of analyzing large volumes of industrial process control and network data in real time.


Cynash Introduces Cybersecurity Solution For Industrial Control Networks

McLean, VA, July 26, 2018—Cynash Inc. announces the immediate availability of its SerialTap™ cybersecurity solution for legacy industrial control networks that rely on serial communications protocols such as RS-485 and RS-232.

“The vast majority of our critical energy, transportation and industrial infrastructure still runs on control networks that rely on serial communications. These networks have absolutely no intrinsic resistance to cyberattacks,” says Cynash CEO Richard Robinson. “SerialTap provides a deeper level of communications transparency and process verification to these legacy control systems.”

SerialTap consists of a patented sensing device that passively intercepts serial communications on legacy industrial control networks and complementary analytics software that identifies anomalous network traffic associated with cyberattacks.

Based on technology developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the SerialTap sensor is electrically isolated from the control network, preventing any possibility of interference. All intercepted serial data packets are sent to the analytics platform via an out-of-band Ethernet connection.


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