Computer scientists building operating system impervious to ransomware

21/04/2023 | Cyberscoop

A team of computer science researchers at MIT and Stanford University are attempting to build the next generation of computer operating systems that are impervious to cyberattacks. The database-oriented operating system (DBOS) is built around several databases that monitor, track and save all events and changes occurring within the operating system and can "bounce back from ransomware infections within minutes." 

Michael Coden, associate director of cybersecurity at MIT Sloan School of Management, said: “You get detection internally without external cybersecurity tools or analytics engines more quickly and you can roll back to the pre-attack state for business continuity within minutes or seconds without having to go and do restores. It’s kind of like revolutionary.”

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Computer operating system, code, artificial intelligence

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