Patents by Inventor Phil J. Venables

Phil J. Venables has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10574685
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Publication number: 20180343278
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Patent number: 10044746
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Publication number: 20170278081
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to security settlement in financial markets and cryptographic currencies. Particular portions of the present disclosure are directed to a cryptographic currency protocol and to a cryptographic currency that includes a positional item. The cryptographic currency protocol supports a virtual wallet that, in various embodiments, is a security and cash account for storing and managing the cryptographic currency. Opening a transaction via the virtual wallet to transfer the cryptographic currency is a strong guarantee of the availability of funds in the virtual wallet because, e.g., funds are not transacted unless the commit phase is successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Walker, Phil J. Venables
  • Patent number: 9704143
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to security settlement in financial markets and cryptographic currencies. Particular portions of the present disclosure are directed to a cryptographic currency protocol and to a cryptographic currency that includes a positional item. The cryptographic currency protocol supports a virtual wallet that, in various embodiments, is a security and cash account for storing and managing the cryptographic currency. Opening a transaction via the virtual wallet to transfer the cryptographic currency is a strong guarantee of the availability of funds in the virtual wallet because, e.g., funds are not transacted unless the commit phase is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventors: Paul Walker, Phil J. Venables
  • Publication number: 20170126731
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Patent number: 9571517
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Publication number: 20160134653
    Abstract: A system, method, and device are presented for assessing a target network's vulnerability to a real cyberthreat based on determining policy-based synthetic tests configured to model the behavior of the cyberthreat. Real-time feedback from the target network (e.g., servers, desktops, and network/monitoring hardware and/or software equipment) are received, analyzed, and used to determine whether any modifications to the same or a new synthesized test is preferred. The technology includes self-healing processes that, using the feedback mechanisms, can attempt to find patches for known vulnerabilities, test for unknown vulnerabilities, and configure the target network's resources in accordance with predefined service-level agreements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: David Vallone, Peter Taylor, Phil J. Venables, Ruoh-Yann Huang
  • Publication number: 20150332395
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to security settlement in financial markets and cryptographic currencies. Particular portions of the present disclosure are directed to a cryptographic currency protocol and to a cryptographic currency that includes a positional item. The cryptographic currency protocol supports a virtual wallet that, in various embodiments, is a security and cash account for storing and managing the cryptographic currency. Opening a transaction via the virtual wallet to transfer the cryptographic currency is a strong guarantee of the availability of funds in the virtual wallet because, e.g., funds are not transacted unless the commit phase is successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Walker, Phil J. Venables