A Security Barrier Device protects PC and other control devices by relaying every port between the motherboard and the peripherals. The SBD is totally transparent from the PC and can be installed regardless of OS or application. At this presentation I will discuss the storage securing function achieved by the SBD relaying the SATA port.
The SBD has a security information disk only accessible to itself where it stores the access privilege information of the original disk in the PC. When the PC issues a data access request to the original disk, the SBD will reference the access privileges of that particular sector, if the sector is read-deny then returns dummy data of 0 , if the sector is write-deny then it won’t write to that sector. The SBD not only allows for sector based protection but also a file based protection. In case of a file write-deny, there were some issues with the disc related cache in memory not being synchronised or the pointer’s position to the file in regards to its directory being shifted , but I will show how it was solved.
I will also talk about the fact that a SBD is an effective protection against any malware that attempts to manipulate the boot data sector or system files, once it detects any access right violations it can shutdown the ethernet port remotely and thwart the spreading of malware.
At the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology conducted research and development of 30 Gbps intrusion detection systems , 60 Gbps URL filtering systems and or network devices testing equipment for such systems. Currently co-developing security barrier devices with the Research and Development Control System Security Center. (Presented at international conferences regarding MST and real-time systems)