80, M. Karaoli & A. Dimitriou St.,
10 151 Tallinn
The main ambition of this proposal is to build ZEROV- a broad enabling platform technology, which sires zero vulnerability computing for a wide range of computing environments that can potentially eradicate cybercrime in the long-term. Building computer systems with zero attack surface is considered to be inconceivable in prior art, because granting third-parties privileges to install & run diverse apps is the very purpose of computer operating systems (OS), which make computer useable. It's the misuse of those OS privileges by bad actors that creates the attack surface. Zero attack surface would mean no application layer making computer useless. Thus the only way to cope with the multi-trillion Cybercrime industry is to design strategies & policies that reduce the attack surface, detect, monitor & patch vulnerabilities, install security firewalls & anti-malware. Despite all these measures, cybercrime remains the biggest threat to world economy. ZEROV aims to prove both in theory and in practice, that such an ambitious goal is feasible for special purpose cmputing, under realistic assumptions. ZEROV proposes a high-risk interdisciplinary research that will repurpose computing devices in tandem with network nodes to build a new zero-vulnerability computing paradigm.
Secured from malware, hacking, & consequently from cybercrimes, ZEROV achieves zero vulnerability by:
While in the short term the project results will translate to an alternate computing model for controlled computing environments, it will be foundational as ZEROV can potentially secure billions of connected devices from perils of perpetually growing cybercrime industry.