Recent attacks have shown how easily
DAC systems could be compromised by simple programs coded by teenagers
looking for publicity. Organizations spend significant amount
of resources trying to prevent and repair damages caused by these
simple attacks. Moreover, if the attack is performed by a well
funded criminal with profit in mind, the very essence of DAC systems
makes it virtually impossible to prevent them from such attacks.
In this case, consequences could be devastating and a great deal
of the money spent applying traditional countermeasures would
We believe that a trusted operating
system which preserves backward compatibility and an acceptable
level of usability and performance should be a highly-profitable,
low-cost solution to address the previously mentioned attacks.
Due to the size of the potential
market, this project could be an appealing option both for current
OS vendors and for software companies interested in including
a secure Unix-like OS into their products offerings.
Our major obstacle in order to
develop GIDIS Trusted Linux is the lack of economic resources.
GIDIS staff has already developed Lisex. Hence, it is clear that GIDIS personnel is skilled
enough to carry on GIDIS Trusted Linux development. GIDIS is looking
for partners, sponsors or investors who want to support this project
with grants, scholarships, subsidies, capital, computer equipment,
physical facilities, etc. GIDIS offers in return the work of its
members and to share any economic profit stemming from marketing,
in any form, GIDIS Trusted Linux or any of its successors.
Please, feal free to contact us
or more information about GIDIS Trusted Linux