Friedhelm Becker: IT-Security by Secure Hardware instead of Anti-Virus-Software (State of the Art)

8/06/2021 - 17:23

Friedhelm Becker proposes a new hardware architecture
1.       Software means against malware-attacks have proven to have insufficient effect.
2.       Most IoT-devices do not provide a cyber-security-workplace to cope with security breaches.

IT-Security by Secure Hardware instead of Anti-Virus-Software (State of the Art)

A hacker attack at RSA in 2011 was the trigger to find a way to make such attacks impossible or at least harmless, and led to the invention to be introduced here. It is arbitrarily named “Cyber-save Computing System“, referred to as CySCoS hereafter.

What is CySCoS?

CySCoS is a scalable hardware-architecture applicable to digital programmable devices. Accordingly built devices are technically incapable of executing malware. Its scalability makes CySCoS applicable to multi-processor mainframe systems as well as to single- user installations, embedded systems, or wearables.

What are the advantages of a hardware-based approach?

The vulnerability of most currently employed data processing systems is based on the hardware architecture of the programmable devices. This fact is not freely spoken about by the actors in the market place for different reasons:

By hardware manufacturers, because
o disruptive changes might endanger their
o success in the market,
o the required support by external software providers, and o the established links with their suppliers.
By software providers, because
o they might lose a prospering market niche: Anti-virus-software and the like.
By both, because the profitable mutual dependency might collapse.