US Space Force Enlists Blockchain Firm to Deploy Hack-Proof Data Defenses

The United States Space Force has engaged blockchain firm Xage Security to develop a new security layer for its communications systems.

Sep 22, 2020 at 10:05 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:58 a.m. UTC

The service branch protecting U.S. interests outside the stratosphere may use blockchain to render its computer systems, on earth and in space, unhackable.

  • Last week, Xage Security won a contract from the United States Space Force (USSF) to develop and roll out a blockchain-based data protection system across its networks.
  • Called the Xage Security Fabric, the blockchain verifies data and protects the network from third party intervention, so confidential data sent from satellites to earth isn't intercepted en-route.
  • It also ensures security remains consistent across the entire USSF network, preventing hackers and other malicious entities from identifying and exploiting any weak spots.
  • Per a release, Xage's CEO Duncan Greatwood said blockchain allowed USSF to ensure effective domain resilience across all assets and data elements on its network.
  • Xage inked a similar agreement with the United States Air Force last December, which wanted to evaluate the Security Fabric platform.

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