Kaspersky Authors SCADA OS

Recent against SCADA and industrial-control systems have lead one security researcher to create a secure OS of his own.

Eugene Kaspersky is working with his engineers at Kaspersky Lab to create a secure-by-design OS for ICS. In an interview in Kaspersky-owned Threatpost, Kaspersky said " It's true no one else ever tried to make a secure operating system. This may sound weird because of the many efforts Microsoft, Apple and the open source community have made to make their platforms as secure as possible. With all respect, we should admit they were developing a universal solution for a wide range of application and various kinds of users. And security and usability is always a matter of compromise! With a universal OS a developer inevitably sacrifices security for usability. We aim to develop a highly tailored OS specifically for ICS without any compromise in usability. As a matter of fact, we are somewhat lucky here as usability was never a point in the industrial control systems. What is really valued in this market is a guarantee and our business model will include such guarantees."