Security from the ground up
Axiado’s journey began about five years ago, at the time of massive cybersecurity breaches such as JP Morgan, NASA, Federal Reserve, and many others. Today, this problem is causing a loss of $2.7 billion per day (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2017), which is only a tip of the iceberg of this continuously escalating problem of security breaches (e.g., Spectre & Meltdown). In order to eliminate these breaches, we at Axiado decided to take on a monumental task, to develop a cyber security processor and secure the digital future for everyone, because we believe that security is a basic human right.
Embarking on the mission, we quickly realized that the uncontrolled expansion of data breaches results from major architectural flaws within the current processors and operating systems. These flaws allow hackers to retrieve and exploit unauthorized information by exercising over four thousand attack vectors that are fooling current processors and operating systems to give access to root privileges and to retrieve any data. In fact, the entire stack (i.e., hardware, firmware, OS kernel and APIs) contains a very large number of security holes that wouldn’t exist if the current processors and operating systems were intrusion proof. But then again, these processors and operating systems were never designed with security in mind.
Axiado started with security as its main concern. A team of seventy engineers and one of the top architects in the world developed the ultimate security stack, that is, Cyber Security Processor, firmware, secured Operating System and secured APIs. The security of this solution was tested with several hundred scenarios by a US Commander of Offensive and Defensive Warfare. After several days of rigorous testing, his conclusion was: “Axiado’s Cyber Security Processor is the most secure chip, device, system and concept I have ever seen. This system is not only fully secure but also post-quantum compute safe.”
We at Axiado are confident that our solution makes full security an attainable right that everyone is entitled to.
Looking at the processors available on the market today, it is evident that one general purpose processor cannot be the solution to every problem, security in particular. While Intel and AMD are leaders in server and laptop processors, nVidia in graphic accelerators, and ARM and their licensees in mobile phone processors, Axiado is the only company that has built a secured, self-learning processor from the ground up. This processor is years ahead of the current technologies. Axiado’s security system provides the ultimate security, the basic human right. Join us in securing the cyberspace for everyone.
Ashok K. Babbar
As a physicist by training, I am used to the need for large-scale compute. I discovered over 30 years ago that scalability of processor performance was paramount for solving any computational problem: it did not make sense to get more and more performance out of one core, but to make sure that as many cores as could possibly be deployed would scale linearly as a whole. That necessitated a processor and interconnect architecture that the rest of the industry was unwilling to adopt at that time, because the change introduced a new paradigm in computer architecture.
Still as of today, complexity reigns, and I believe that this is wrong on many levels—complexity leads to ambiguity, ambiguity leads to non-determinism, and non-determinism is equal to insecurity. Moreover, complexity creates a status explosion, which makes Design Verification very difficult, if not impossible. It also prevents linear scaling across a very large number of cores and processors, which wastes energy and breeds a large number of vulnerabilities.
Simplicity is the solution to security. A design is perfect when nothing can be taken out without impeding basic functionality. In Albert Einstein’s words, make everything as simple as possible, but not any simpler than that.
In contrast to current processors and accelerators, a simple (and thus potentially perfect) design scales linearly in performance, consumes little energy, and is secure as well as easily verifiable. This kind of design will have few to no vulnerabilities. I am convinced that many functions that are executed in software today should rather be implemented in hardware as that is more secure, performs better, and is undergoing much more rigorous Design Verification than software does, again improving the degree of functional correctness and robustness for better security.
In conclusion, simplicity equals linear scalability and security. Axiado is predicated on simplicity of the design, and as a result, exhibits scalability, robustness, correctness and security along with an energy consumption that is as low as it can be reasonably made.