Cybersecurity contract for USAF and DoD signed with Xage SecurityNews
December 19, 2019
PALO ALTO, Calif. Xage Security has garnered a Phase-1 contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) under which Xage will support the IT and OT security needs and data management of the USAF and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Under the terms of the contract, Xage will apply its blockchain-protected Security Fabric to USAF cyber systems and processes for communication protection, data security and mission effectiveness.
The deployment of intelligent systems in the military enables cooperation between geographically dispersed units and autonomous tactical operations for faster response times, increased safety, and battlefield intelligence advantages. The devices and software applications that comprise these operations must cooperate with each other and with personnel in real-time, with robust security controls and protected any-to-any communications. Xage’s SaaS security solutions, according to company information, are rooted in blockchain distributed ledger technology to handle granular, independent security at the personnel, device, data, and application levels in order to provide protection and transparency across USAF communications and deployments.
“With digitization transforming industrial and military operations, we need to assure that devices, networks, and cyber-dependent functions perform as expected -- even in the face of cyberattacks, system failures, and errors,” said Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage Security. “Xage’s blockchain-protected security architecture establishes trust in these distributed and diverse ecosystems. We are proud to be working with the U.S. Air Force to find new ways to protect, connect, and streamline mission systems and processes.”