US Defense Department Is Developing a Blockchain Cybersecurity Shield

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to forge a blockchain cybersecurity shield.In a report published on July 12 titled Digital Modernization Strategy, the DoD outlined several ways to advance the nation’s digital defenses. This includes the integration of cloud and quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and improved communications through distributed ledgers.In fact, DARPA, the research wing of the Department is already experimenting with the technology “to create a more efficient, robust, and secure platform,” to secure messaging and process transactions, reports Decrypt.Specifically, blockchain may be deployed between units and headquarters as well as intelligence officers and the Pentagon. As part of the Digital Identity Management program, the agency may also issue a digital token that authenticates an agent’s identity.The DoD is also experimenting with the technology to facilitate the creation of an unhackable code to secure its databases.As part of the second Cryptographic Modernization program, in effect since 2000,…

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