UNSW and Neutrality partner to develop secure computer operating systems that will protect critical humanitarian infrastructure.

UNSW Sydney has signed a research agreement with Swiss technology company Neutrality to develop cyber network safeguards for organisations whose integrity and trust is essential in protecting people.

For human rights organisations operating in conflict zones, communication and computer systems security is crucial.

“This project aims at protecting communications of humanitarian and other non-government organisations from cyber-attacks, which often result in loss of lives,” said UNSW Trustworthy Systems leader and John Lions Chair, Scientia Professor Gernot Heiser.

“UNSW's Trustworthy Systems group will work with Neutrality in the development of such secure communication, leveraging the mathematically proved security enforcement provided by our seL4 microkernel technology.”

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