Kaspersky Lab has been at the head of digital security for quite some time. The firm has been critical in digging out some of the most nefarious digital threats recently and is now working on a super secure operating system which will be primarily meant for use in major industries and critical facilities.
We live in a world that is based on digital systems. From sewage systems to nuclear installations, technology is everywhere. While technology has certainly made these systems a lot more efficient, it has also opened the doors of the hackers who are in a position to wreck large-scale damages simply be finding a way around the digital security of these systems.
And that is not something entirely impossible. In the past, we have seen instances where the security of a number of critical installations have been breached. To counter this, and to provide a far more secure alternative, Kaspersky Lab is now working on an operating system which will be used specifically by industrial entities and major governmental systems such as those of transportation, sewage and power.
This new OS will be “highly tailored, developed for solving a specific narrow task” and apparently, will not be offered to common consumers.
With this OS, Kaspersky aims to make the system fool-proof against any kind of third-party code executions. The firm wrote in a post, “This is the important bit: the impossibility of executing third-party code, or of breaking into the system or running unauthorized applications on our OS; and this is both provable and testable.”
For now, the company is fairly secretive about the whole project, having only hinted at some of its features. It is also apparently in talks with control system operators and vendors who will eventually be the potential buyers of this OS.
Courtesy: PC Mag