US Space Force chooses blockchain firm Xage Security for data protection. Blockchain firm Xage Security has been chosen by recently created United States Space Force and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab to develop data security systems.
In a statement, Xage Security said it was awarded a contract to provide end-to-end data protection for the USSF. The company will employ its blockchain-based Xage Security Fabric solution for the project.
The company said that Xage Protection Fabric has a centralised framework that can protect all systems and eliminate single entry points so that information can not be deleted by hackers. It will allow the USSF to verify who is accessing networks, ensure that satellites continue to operate safely even when ground equipment goes offline, and protect data until completely transferred to operating units.
The USSF was established in December last year to defend space and acquire military space systems. According to the University of Illinois, space systems are infrastructure and vehicles that work together to perform outer space tasks.
These can be satellites or even spaceships. Since many space systems heavily rely on communication and geographical positioning, it’s crucial that data being sent through cannot be compromised.
Xage Security CEO Duncan Greatwood said blockchain meets many of the complex needs of the USSF “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.”