Securing the Smart Desktop

Web Security, Electron and Node.js, and Safe Application Communication

Author: Terry Thorsen, Cosaic Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer Emeritus

Smart desktop technology is changing the way we work, but bringing web technology to the desktop creates security issues that must be mitigated. In this whitepaper, Cosaic CTO Terry Thorsen discusses how the architecture of desktop interoperability involves:

  • Protecting the operating system
  • Protecting applications from each other
  • Enabling interoperability and (when needed) providing access to desktop APIs
  • Securing Electron

Learn about the steps we took to secure our smart desktop platform, Finsemble and highlight the use of our Secure Electron Adapter.