Kaspersky builds security-centric OS

Kaspersky Lab is creating its own secure operating system that will not be based on Linux or any other currently existing OS platform, according to Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

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Kaspersky builds security-centric OS Eugene Kaspersky says the new Kaspersky OS will not be based on any existing OS platform.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 6, 2013

Kaspersky Lab is creating its own secure operating system that will not be based on Linux or any other currently existing OS platform, according to Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

“Existing operating systems weren’t created with security in mind. Security is an extra option for many of them, and vulnerabilities are inevitable. Of course existing systems have a lot going for them. But I think that their level of security is not nearly high enough to cope with today’s wide range of security threats,” Kaspersky told Network Middle East.

Kaspersky Lab says defending critical infrastructure from cyber threats is one of the most important tasks of IT Security, but to create the best protection for infrastructure all industrial control system software would need to be rewritten taking into account new realities of cyber attacks.

“Our system will be highly developed for solving a specific narrow task, and not intended for watching movies, or using social media. We are working on methods of writing software that will not be able to carry out any behind-the-scenes, undeclared activity - one of the hallmarks of the more sophisticated of malicious programmes. It will be impossible for third-party code to be executed on our system, for it to be broken into, or for unauthorised applications to be run on it,” said Kaspersky of the OS.

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