Cyber security

I am in Search for hardware manufacturers, who plan to produce cyber-secure products. Patented solution is available.

Friedhelm Becker Inventor, Scientist, Technician, Experience in Computer Hardware, Programming, System Development

March 5th, 2021

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

March 10th, 2021

Are you soliciting customers for your own manufacturing business? This is a Q&A forum for questions about entrepreneurship. I don't understand your objective at all. Any one building tech hardware should want it to be secure, that's a given. Patents don't mean anything is reliable or proven, they only mean something is novel.

Friedhelm Becker Inventor, Scientist, Technician, Experience in Computer Hardware, Programming, System Development

March 10th, 2021

Hi Paul,

most hardware devices follow von-Neumann-architecture. Given this, they have already inherited three major deficits. Each of them supports inserting and executing malware. I invented an alternative architecture, which does not have these deficits. I do not plan to found a manufactury myself, therefore I offer this architecture to the audience.

Are these sentences sufficiently answering your question? I will gladly answer further questions.

Regards, Friedhelm

Andy Freeman Product Management and ... - Looking for new opportunities

March 10th, 2021

It's unclear what you're talking about.


[1] Can you give an example of a "cyber-secure product"?

[2] If someone is already producing a "cyber-secure product", what do they have to do to use your solution?

[3] If someone who is already producing a "cyber-secure product" makes new version using your solution, do their customers have to do anything different to use said new version?

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

March 10th, 2021

@friedhelm Thank you for the explanation. Unfortunately the DISCUSS forum isn't a place where entrepreneurs expect to find production resources, so you're kind of lacking an audience. The vast majority of entrepreneurs on CFL are building apps, SaaS products, offering services, or are solutions builders, not manufacturers. Broadly manufacturing is one of the very smallest segments for startups, usually because the cost for infrastructure is so high. You just generally see devices as one of the least common startups.


If you're looking to license your technology, my suggestion would be to insert yourself in forums dedicated to device security instead of entrepreneurship. Being available to help with next generation development for existing device companies sounds like a good niche for you. Healthcare devices are a prime example. There are committees that work on cybersecurity standards for medical devices. There are risk assessment providers who deal with evaluating hardware security. And there are other cybersecurity forums that discuss vulnerabilities extensively. Any one of these other places seems like a much more likely fit for your offer.


Startups don't know enough yet to know what they should be doing about cyber-risk. Having dealt with many of them in the MassChallenge and Together.Health programs, they really don't. My recommendation is to pursue established device companies that should be upgrading to a new generation. There at least you know they can speak your language.


Good luck.

Friedhelm Becker Inventor, Scientist, Technician, Experience in Computer Hardware, Programming, System Development

March 10th, 2021

Hi Andy,

thank you for your response. To answer your questions:

1. A cyber-secure product is a piece of hardware designed to support the execution of user installed software, but not externally supplied software as this might be or contain malware. Over the air updates require user interaction as to enable quality checks.

2. To apply my solution, conventional components are satisfactory. Changes need to be applied to their interconnections, i.e., the PCB requires modifications. Application of this solution will probably lead to modification of components in order to yield further advantages (like higher bandwidth in processor to memory communication).

3. It depends. The patent includes a software transformation tool to eliminate potentially existing unsupported code (e.g. self modifying object code or source code to be compiled on demand). In cases of procured software, such treatment might collide with warranty clauses.

Regards,

Friedhelm

Friedhelm Becker Inventor, Scientist, Technician, Experience in Computer Hardware, Programming, System Development

March 10th, 2021

Hi Paul,


thank you very much for your suggestions.

Best regards, Friedhelm

Andy Freeman Product Management and ... - Looking for new opportunities

March 10th, 2021

It sounds like your solution involves hardware that monitors memory and IO operations.


If so, I'm aware of at least two other efforts in that area. One is https://www.dovermicrosystems.com/ .