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ST. LOUIS, September 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – U.S. military hardware developed by Q-Net Security is now being made available to U.S. civilian consumers in response to the rapid increase in cyber attacks. Experts hope the new plug-and-play technology will be quickly deployed to help fend off cyberattackers targeting U.S. civilian infrastructure, attacks that have taken place in recent months against Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods.
“Face it. Cyberspace is becoming more dangerous every day, ”says Steven Liebson of Intel in a recent article.
“We now have technology made and owned by the United States to protect civilian infrastructure with intelligence-grade security. We’ve made securing a networked device as easy as plug-and-play, ”says Q-Net CEO Dr Ron Indeck. “Now there are no more excuses.”
Hardware-based security, known as HardSec, has already been adopted by the US Air Force and a series of US government agencies, and is now adopted by major public services.
The recently unveiled technology, known as Q-Box, uses specific hardware in an Intel® Cyclone® FPGA. Unlike traditional cybersecurity software, FPGA chips are programmed with physical pins, and because they don’t run any software, they can’t be hacked remotely. This technology provides protection without requiring modifications or additions to the legacy code of a terminal and without any modification of existing equipment.
“The idea is simple camouflage technology,” says Dr. Indeck. “You cannot attack what you cannot see”.
The Q-Box can be used to protect a wide range of networked devices, including ATMs, gaming machines, and operational technology (OT) networks in buildings, factories, refineries, and utilities.
Experts agree that software security programs have become obsolete in the age of sophisticated nation-state attacks.
“We already know that no cybersecurity software is proven to be secure, ”said Dr. Jerry Cox, founding chair of the IT department of Washington University at St. Louis.
“HardSec devices, such as Q-Net Security Q-Box, are easy to implement, and because they don’t run any software, they don’t require patches or other standard maintenance. As such, they are often less expensive for utilities than software. alternative based.
“Best of all, they’re proven secure. Can another cybersecurity solution match? “
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Source: Q-Net Security