Kaspersky Releases Micro-Kernel Operating System

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Kaspersky has released Kaspersky OS, according to them, a micro-kernel, cyber-immune operating system. Its intended use is IoT and smart devices

Benefits of Micro-kernel

Advantages of Kaspersky Security System​

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Default Deny​

Any interaction that isn't explicitly allowed by the security policy is blocked. The Default Deny principle underlies all secure solutions based on KasperskyOS.
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Variety and flexibility of policies​

The solution developers can combine many different models to create policies that best meet your security goals. The PSL language is designed to describe the security policy in terms of the solution itself.
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Reliability of the generated code​

The developer doesn't have to write code that implements the security policy. Instead, it's generated by a special compiler based on the PSL description. You can trust code generated on the basis of well-studied models.
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Separation between security policies and business logic​

The implementation of security policies is separated from the application code. As a result, they can be modified independently, thus significantly simplifying the work of app developers and solution architects.

Features of the technology​

Kaspersky Security System is a monitor where the kernel sends all IPC messages to check them for compliance with the specified security policy. Moreover, the objects can access Kaspersky Security System directly using a special interface, which opens up additional opportunities for security architects.
To simplify policy creation, we developed a dedicated Policy Specification Language (PSL). The PSL syntax allows you to combine various security models in a single policy, including finite-state and timed automatons, TE (Type Enforcement), role-based access control (RBAC) models, and many others. You can also develop your own policy classes. At the same time, PSL is an expressive language where descriptions are developed in terms of the task.
The Policy Specification Language relieves developers of the need to write security policy implementation or configure the Kaspersky Security System manually. All you need to do is run a special compiler to optimize the Kaspersky Security System code for the selected task from the PSL description.
 

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Thank you for sharing this detailed information about Kaspersky's new micro-kernel operating system. It certainly seems like a robust and flexible solution for IoT and smart devices, with its 'Default Deny' principle, variety of policy options, and separation between security policies and business logic. The use of Policy Specification Language (PSL) also simplifies the policy creation process. Looking forward to seeing how it performs in real-world applications.
 
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I always wondered when China, Russia, India etc all countries with a strong IT-industry and an autonomous political agenda (I am trying to post this as neutral as possible to prevent conspiracy theories derailing this thread) would develop their own IOT-operating systems. Kaspersky certainly addressed a business need with their new 'secure' IOT OS. As a commercial company Kaspersky already suffered from geo-political forces, wondering how this (smart) solution will be received.
 

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I always wondered when China, Russia, India etc all countries with a strong IT-industry and an autonomous political agenda (I am trying to post this as neutral as possible to prevent conspiracy theories derailing this thread) would develop their own IOT-operating systems. Kaspersky certainly addressed a business need with their new 'secure' IOT OS. As a commercial company Kaspersky already suffered from geo-political forces, wondering how this (smart) solution will be received.
I am not one to be interested in geo-political scandals but a lot of people are and it is a valid point…
 

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