Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Safe Cyberspace

PostedFebruary 22, 2015

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Anchor Lead: With all the stories about cyber-crime, are you terrified to click on email attachments or links? A Fairfax company says its new technology can delete the fear.

Randy Atkins: Fear of infecting your computer, is justified says Anup Ghosh, founder and CEO of Invincea. He says roughly half-a-million new cyber viruses are released daily, and antivirus software simply can’t keep up.

Anup Ghosh: Our approach is to provide a safe area on your computer – we call it a virtual container – where you run things like your browser or any attachments to email.

Randy Atkins: Even if bad things happen there…

Anup Ghosh: …when you log out and log back in, we delete this virtual container. It goes away along with any remnants of malware.

Randy Atkins: And while your computer stays clean, at the same time, any detected malicious code is collected and sent to a cloud-based repository for further analysis. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.

Anchor Tag: This system is now being installed on all Dell commercial machines.