Kaspersky Secure OS vs China, Iran, North Korea Hackers?Kaspersky Secure OS vs China, Iran, North Korea Hackers?
Kaspersky Lab is developing a cyber secure operating system to combat state-sponsored hackers in China, Iran, North Korea and more. But when will CEO Eugene Kaspersky offer updates?
May 28, 2013
Chinese hackers have accessed US weapons designs. North Korea is becoming a hacking super power. Iran hackers are targeting US energy firms. Alas, Eugene Kaspersky was right: The world needs a secure operating system to protect industrial, financial, communications, transportation and government systems from state-sponsored espionage. But how soon will Kaspersky Lab’s cyber secure operating system arrive? And is it really a magic bullet solution for international cyber terrorism?
Hmmm… CEO Eugene Kaspersky provided plenty of clues about the so-called Kaspersky Cyber Secure Operating System back in October 2012. But so far the security software company — best known for anti-virus and endpoint security offerings — has not offered an official launch date for its operating system design.
During a Kaspersky Lab conference in New York back in January 2013, The VAR Guy gathered these updates from CEO Eugene Kaspersky:
The company planned to test the cyber secure OS with at least one organization, perhaps a utility.
It wasn’t clear if or how an official productized offering would launch.
It was unclear whether Kaspersky Lab would open source the code — but the executive indicated that government partners would be allowed to view the source code so that they would be comfortable with the offering.
It sounds like the software will be hardware agnostic and easily portable from industrial systems to industry standard systems.
Still, the biggest question of all remains: As international hacking incidents generate more and more headlines, is Kaspersky Lab getting any closer to protecting customers from cyber espionage?
Memo to Eugene Kaspersky: Any update?
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