Ron Indeck is the CEO of Q-Net Security.
Last year, Q-Net Security, Inc. announced the development of a hardware-based cybersecurity (hardsec) defense system capable of making legacy infrastructure and other systems impregnable and resilient to external cyberattack. PUF sat down with the founder and CEO of Q-Net, Dr. Ron Indeck, to learn more about his new venture.
Before founding Q-Net, Dr. Ron Indeck started two other computer technology firms, VelociData and Exegy. Earlier in his academic career he served for two decades as the Das Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Technology Security at Washington University in Saint Louis. While teaching and performing fundamental applied research, Dr. Indeck authored over sixty peer-reviewed papers, and has been awarded more than a hundred patents.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You are working on solutions to cyberattacks based on hardware. What is the origin of that approach?
Ron Indeck: This dates back to 1936 when Alan Turing published the undecidability of the Halting Problem. We set out to provide strong network security for critical infrastructure.