Dependable systems software

In today’s high-tech global society, the security of organisational and personal information and communications technology (ICT) systems is critical and systems are only as secure as their weakest component.

A common problem in securing ICT systems is that the critical functions of the device (those that could break its security or safety) are often mixed with or open to the non-critical functions of the system. This risks the non-critical functions of the system compromising the critical functions.

Data 61 has addressed this. The solution isolates a component of the microprocessor so that the security and safety of the software can be maintained, even if there is a failure in other parts of the microprocessor— effectively separating trusted and untrusted functions and enabling the microprocessor to operate under all conditions.

Previous versions of the software have been deployed on millions of mobile devices, with the solution available to any user as open source.