Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor, has announced its own ‘secure’ operating system called the Kaspersky OS. This product was developed for IoT and embedded systems at the end of 14 years of hard working.
The reason behind developing Kaspersky OS is simple: growing Internet-of-Things and embedded devices in industrial control systems (ICS) to power critical infrastructure. The company has shared some details in its website that you might want to know about this new operating system.
Basically, this operating system consists of 3 main components;
- A standalone secure hypervisor (KSH) for running virtual machines
- A system for secure interaction between OS components (KSS)
“This unassuming black box is a protected layer 3 switch powered by Kaspersky OS and designed for networks with extreme requirements for data security,” said Kaspersky CEO,Eugene Kaspersky.
How it works?
The Kaspersky OS based on microkernel architecture and can be custom-designed as per requirements by using different modification blocks. Moreover, it has a built-in security system, which controls the behavior of applications and the OS’s modules. So in order to hack this platform hacker would need to break the digital signature which requires nearly a quantum computer.
The new OS has been designed to allow programs to execute only documented operations under its strict security policy. Only what is defined by the policy can be executed, including the functionality of the OS itself.
It is not GNU/Linux!
This operating system is designed from scratch and it doesn’t contain even a single string of Linux code in it. However, it is claimed to be one of the safest operating systems. It also does not have a GUI.
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