Using Blockchain Against Counterfeit & Forgery

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been pushing for the adoption of blockchain technology in order to enhance the agency’s ability to deal with counterfeiting and forgery.

The department is investing $140,000 into developing a compatibility standard for the division’s different blockchain and data formats spread across the agency. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Transport Security Administration, and US Customs and Border Protection all have data that can be secured through the use of a blockchain.

These agencies are the administrators for data, including supply chain security, immigration status, and employment eligibility across the US. By using a blockchain, agencies can issue digital credentials which would be practically impossible to duplicate or forge.The system of distributed ledgering that the blockchain system is built upon is useful for issuing expiable credentials.

Blockchain’s ‘smart contract’ allows the automatic revocation of a license after a certain time arrives and prerequisites to renew the credentials are not met, according to cloudwedge.com.

Due  the use of multiple nodes to keep the data current, it is nearly impossible for a malicious user to manipulate the data. Since these nodes will be spread around numerous agencies, the difficulty increases exponentially. The current DHS systems have heavy paper-usage and are outdated compared with methods used by other enforcement agencies.

The digital identity form Danube Tech has the task of developing a system that integrates the blockchain capabilities and other data collection and storage systems from these departments unto something the DHS can use through an embedded API.

FedScoop:      I-HLS:          US Homeland Security:

You Might Also Read:

Buy A Dark Web Passport Scan For $15:

 

« Incompatible: Privacy & The Internet of Things
Warning For Pilots To Counter Airborne Hacking »

Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

CYRIN

CYRIN

CYRIN® Cyber Range. Real Tools, Real Attacks, Real Scenarios. See why leading educational institutions and companies in the U.S. have begun to adopt the CYRIN® system.

ZenGRC

ZenGRC

ZenGRC - the first, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade information security solution for compliance and risk management - offers businesses efficient control tracking, testing, and enforcement.

Practice Labs

Practice Labs

Practice Labs is an IT competency hub, where live-lab environments give access to real equipment for hands-on practice of essential cybersecurity skills.

Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service designed to simplify secure network, cloud and application access for the modern and distributed workforce.

IT Governance

IT Governance

IT Governance is a leading global provider of information security solutions. Download our free guide and find out how ISO 27001 can help protect your organisation's information.

MIRACL

MIRACL

MIRACL provides the world’s only single step Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which can replace passwords on 100% of mobiles, desktops or even Smart TVs.

Cyber Security Supplier Directory

Cyber Security Supplier Directory

Free Access: Cyber Security Supplier Directory listing 5,000+ specialist service providers.

CSI Consulting Services

CSI Consulting Services

Get Advice From The Experts: * Training * Penetration Testing * Data Governance * GDPR Compliance. Connecting you to the best in the business.

XYPRO Technology

XYPRO Technology

XYPRO is the market leader in HPE Non-Stop Security, Risk Management and Compliance.

Jooble

Jooble

Jooble is a job search aggregator operating in 71 countries worldwide. We simplify the job search process by displaying active job ads from major job boards and career sites across the internet.

AV Test

AV Test

The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of anti-virus research and IT security.

Dome9

Dome9

Dome9 is a cloud firewall management service that stops vulnerabilities, secures remote access, and centralizes policy management.

The Cyber Security Expert

The Cyber Security Expert

The Cyber Security Expert delivers cyber security consultancy, website and cloud security monitoring services, and specialist training services.

Cyber Educators International (CEI)

Cyber Educators International (CEI)

CEI is an Industry driven initiative supporting a global community of educators with key cybersecurity resources they need to bring cybersecurity education into the classroom.

SQN Banking Systems

SQN Banking Systems

SQN Banking Systems fraud detection software products are a critical step towards overcoming the growing problem of fraud across the various payment channels.

CyberLaw

CyberLaw

CyberLaw's world-class team of cyber security experts and legal practitioners offers unparalleled advice, consultancy and legal representation in the field of cyber security.

Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA)

Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA)

IDSA is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers and practitioners that acts as an independent source of education and information on identity-centric security strategies.

Charterhouse Müller UK

Charterhouse Müller UK

Charterhouse Müller UK are a leading service provider for end of life IT services including data erasure and secure IT asset disposal.