Posted 7 months ago | by Ben Armstrong
US Space Force USSF Taps Xage Security for Data Protection
The United States Space Force, or USSF was born to fulfil the ambition of protecting America's national power by focusing on space. Space Force’s leader and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab decided to hand this mission to blockchain firm Xage Security.
Xage Security recently confirmed in a statement that a contract was formed with the blockchain firm becoming an end-to-end data security system developer for the USSF. The company will use its blockchain-powered Xage Protection Fabric solution for this project.
According to the blockchain firm, Xage Security Fabric functions as a unified system that guarantees all systems to be protected and all entry efforts – and will also block a hackers' attempt to perform a data wipe.
USSF Goes with Xage
The USSF will take complete control over entry verification, and also secure satellites operation for both online and offline instances. The company will look after data protection for the entire operation.
It’s not the first time that Xage Security has been awarded a contract from the US Air Force, and the company is ready for more work.
The USSF's target mission is to protect space and build military space systems. Space infrastructure and vehicles (satellites and spacecraft) operate together for outer space duties, as stated by the University of Illinois.
Since many space systems' key focus is on communication and geographical positioning, the data transitioned becomes extremely valuable.
Time for Space Force!
CEO Duncan Greatwood said that blockchain fulfills many of complex requirements for 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.”
The U.S. Department of Defense has a longstanding interest in blockchain.
A contract to develop a security system for sensitive research and development data was also issued to the Indiana-based blockchain company Simba Chain in March. Since 2019, the nascent technology has also been deeply engaged with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA.
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