The Air Force Research Lab is awarding Xage Security, a blockchain-based securities solution company, with a contract to safeguard and protect the U.S. Space Force’s network of private data.
The firm says it will utilize its blockchain-based Dynamic Data Security system to connect varied and distant U.S. Space Force (USSF) systems, while also protecting those parties from targeted attacks.
Xage Security believes its technology is uniquely suited to support the needs of the USSF.
According to a press release, Xage’s security suite is designed to ensure that no single hack can span across an entire system. Xage also claims that its security services can remain operational even if connectivity between space and terrestrial assets is lost.
Duncan Greatwood, Xage Security CEO and former Apple executive, says the company’s software is designed to keep complicated infrastructure systems secure.
“The USSF requires decentralized enforcement of security to establish space domain resilience and objective situational awareness – across every asset and data element.
We built the Xage solution to serve the needs of complex critical infrastructure systems, and are excited to bring the Xage solution to the Space Force in the form of a blockchain-protected space system security.”
The USSF is not the first service branch under the U.S. Department of Defense to utilize Xage Security’s technology. Since last year, Xage Security has been working to support data protection needs within the U.S. Air Force.