How will cybersecurity impact software design in the year 2020? To answer this question, let’s consider an example from the past. In 2011, iOS 4.3.3 was running on iPhone devices. All you had to do was open a malicious PDF file and someone could take complete control of your phone: potentially spying on you, sending messages, or tracking your location. Today, we hope that this is no longer the case.
But why must we merely hope? Why is there no guarantee of the quality and safety of our software?
Experts will explain that this is because software is complicated. It is intricate to design and costly to validate—and this is not getting any better. After all, trends from the past 10 years demonstrate that the size of software is increasing exponentially.
At TrustInSoft, we believe that the time has come to revolutionize software validation. TrustInSoft’s founders have created tools and methods used for mission-critical systems such as energy and aeronautics. Now, TrustInSoft is bringing these high-quality software methods and tools to the IT world.
We provide mathematical guarantees ensuring that software is immune to the most common security flaws.
For instance, TrustInSoft has completely secured an open-source implementation of an SSL/TLS communication stack (the protocol used in HTTPS). We are able to guarantee that if you use the stack in the proper manner, it is immune to the most common flaws (including buffer overflows and any other memory errors).
So, what will change from now on? Now, you have the technological power to ensure immunity against all common security flaws. Now, you have the power to make it exceedingly difficult for hackers to penetrate your systems.
But will this increased cybersecurity make antivirus software obsolete? We suspect not, because phishing attacks and other “wrong manipulations” (such as the installation of bad executable programs) will continue to occur.
In 2020, then, antivirus software will intelligently monitor behaviors to prevent “wrong manipulation” from damaging your system. At the same time, both applicative and system-level software will be immune to attacks used today by hackers—thanks to TrustInSoft.
See also: Polar SSL Verification Kit.
See also: Why we created TrustInSoft.