Kaspersky plans software for securing nuclear plants
By: Matt Smith and Daniel Fineren, Reuters
Russian anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab is developing a secure operating system to run computers inside nuclear power plants and other vital infrastructure and industrial plants, its founder and CEO said on Tuesday.
Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian computer
scientist turned multi-millionaire cyber security expert, told reporters
at a company news conference in Dubai the system was at the prototype
stage, with his Moscow-based company in talks with government
institutions about installing the new operating system. He declined to
identify any, saying the talks were confidential.
and water plants, factories and transportation systems are typically
run with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems that
are accessible via conventional computer networks, making them
vulnerable to hackers, Kaspersky said.