Blockchain startup Xage Security, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab to evaluate, develop and deploy a blockchain-powered data protection system for U.S. Space Force (USSF).
Xage will develop a system for end-to-end data protection across military and civilian assets to support command and control for the USSF. Xage solution will be in the form of a blockchain-protected space system security.
The solution will enable the USSF to enforce verification for any system access, efficiently protect resources even when out of contact, and ensure data can be trusted and protected from source until delivery to the operational units.
The USSF was established by the U.S. Air Force in December 2019 to protect space, the highest battlefield ground, by developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces.
“The USSF requires decentralized enforcement of security to establish space domain resilience and objective situational awareness–across every asset and data element,” said Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood.
Space systems require a security solution that blocks cyber attacks before they gain traction, protects the space platform at a granular level, and ensures data integrity, confidentiality, and access across various organizations and units.
Any security solution deployed must remain resilient even in the face of the most sophisticated attacks, and must be able to prevent and combat cyberattacks in real time.
The Xage Security Fabric, rooted in tamperproof blockchain technology, is well suited to handle the diverse ecosystem of space and terrestrial assets. It also removes singular points of entry, ensuring that a single hack is no longer capable of wiping out all operations across a system.
Xage’s Dynamic Data Security offering can enforce fine grained access control and data control among applications, across both USSF and commercial assets, and between space and ground.
Xage’s Enforcement Point solution also provides granular identity-based access control for ground systems communicating with satellites with confidential payload protection.
This is the second contract for the cybersecurity firm has got from the U.S. Air Force following the contract received in December 2019 to evaluate Xage’s blockchain-protected Security Fabric.
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