Kaspersky Shares Some Insights about Its Cyber Immunity and Microkernels 


Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise are constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments, and consumers around the globe. The Integrator interviews Andrey Suvorov, Cyber Immunity, Head of KasperskyOS Business at GITEX 2022.

Would you please tell us something about the new and innovative ways that you have brought?

Currently, we have about 60 disciplines that represent a set of cybersecurity products. Our first framework is a microkernel and the second framework we implemented in our operating system is about multiple independent levels of security which means that every component is isolated from others. This is a specific engine that has privileged communication only with the microkernel, and it includes security policies. If someone will try to place some malicious piece of code. A microkernel will produce a call to Kaspersky Security System to this engine. It will check and say, “No such rules here, please deny.”

How can an enterprise choose to have cyber immunity that you are bringing into the market? How easy is it for competitors to adopt it?

Currently, we are not competitors because we are not considering our approach as a consumer operating system. We see, from one side, plenty of vast numbers of such smart devices and, from another side, the importance of such devices because the goal is to connect physical objects with digital platforms.

There are two main obstacles. The first is interoperability which means that they operate in different protocols, different from IT protocols. IT giants and companies agree about TCP/IP and can interoperate with each other. Still, in operational technology, there are plenty of protocols from different vendors. The second issue is cyber security. Suppose we are trying to connect physical assets with a digital platform. In that case, there is a risk that someone with a sinister plan can try to penetrate the area of an industrial control system or the size of production.

How do you want to penetrate the market? and how are you using GITEX as a platform to present the product to the people?

GITEX is a fabulous place to find new partners to share the news with existing partners and customers. To have a joint discussion with the local team, our experts, and guests. Kaspersky will not create a final solution in terms of operating system initiative. Still, we make an operating system with an approach to designing cyber immune solutions. Still, we need a hardware supplier for each implementation, so we are looking for new suppliers who can be strategic partners. The second story is about independent software vendors. The applications will play an essential part in the cyber immune solution. Hardware operating system applications were responsible for the operating system. We are looking for hardware providers, but we also need some independent software vendors who will develop applications and functional components and will be co-owner of this final solution. We are inviting different partners, and we are ready to train them. We rely upon terms of partnership on our partners as a system integrator, then implement it in a real project.

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