Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the eponymous anti-virus software company, wants to equip industrial control systems, such as those used by nuclear power stations, with a secure operating system developed from scratch by Kaspersky Lab. The company is reported to have been working on the project, code-named "11.11", for ten years.

The company has now confirmed the project but nonetheless shied away from providing any specific details or technical information. Instead, the truly epic project announcement and what purports to be a description meander off into very general lists of problems and concerns.

In an interview with Kaspersky's own Threatpost news service, the company's founder even goes so far as to say that, "It's true no one else ever tried to make a secure operating system." You don't necessarily have to like Theo de Raadt to recognise that this was exactly what OpenBSD set out to do – and with some success.

Should "11.11" ever reach finished product status, one might be forgiven for having some doubt as to whether Western companies are going to be keen to deploy products from the Russian security firm within their critical infrastructure. For one thing, the quality of code from the company's labs has become something of a running joke in the security industry – as the saying goes, the tailor's wife is the worst clad and security vulnerabilities in security software are a hard reality. Secondly, in the American media Eugene Kaspersky's name is frequently mentioned in the same breath as the KGB or its successor the FSB – an accusation which he vehemently denies, preferring instead to describe himself as, "just a man who's here to save the world".

(crve)

Kaspersky building OS for secure SCADA systems





Eugene Kaspersky, owner of a eponymous anti-virus program company, wants to supply industrial control systems, such as those used by chief energy stations, with a secure handling complement grown from blemish by Kaspersky Lab. The association is reported to have been operative on a project, code-named “11.11″, for 10 years.

The association has now reliable a plan though nonetheless shied divided from providing any specific sum or technical information. Instead, a truly epic project announcement and what purports to be a description wander off into really ubiquitous lists of problems and concerns.

In an interview with Kaspersky’s possess Threatpost news service, a company’s owner even goes so distant as to contend that, “It’s loyal no one else ever attempted to make a secure handling system.” You don’t indispensably have to like Theo de Raadt to recognize that this was accurately what OpenBSD set out to do – and with some success.

Should “11.11″ ever strech finished product status, one competence be forgiven for carrying some doubt as to either Western companies are going to be penetrating to muster products from a Russian confidence organisation within their vicious infrastructure. For one thing, a peculiarity of formula from a company’s labs has turn something of a using fun in a confidence attention – as a observant goes, a tailor’s mother is a misfortune clad and confidence vulnerabilities in confidence program are a tough reality. Secondly, in a American media Eugene Kaspersky’s name is frequently mentioned in a same exhale as a KGB or a inheritor a FSB – an indictment that he vehemently denies, preferring instead to report himself as, “just a male who’s here to save a world”.

(crve)