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Enterprise Blockchain Technology

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN?


Blockchain technology is set to change the IT industry in the same way open-source software platforms did couple of years ago. Blockchain technology is no doubt an ingenious invention, by allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created a backbone of a new type of internet. Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

Many big companies across the globe are now fully convinced about the idea of investing in Blockchain technology and have started building their own solutions using this powerful technology. Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, IBM and banks like J.P. Morgan Chase are few early adopters of blockchain technology.

Although blockchain technology is in its nascent stage but there is no doubt in the minds of tech giants that blockchain would be the next big thing. But like any other technology, even blockchain implementation needs to be tested and ensure the security of blockchain implementation. Today if you try finding a detail guide on blockchain security concerns, you will find a whole lot of information which is absolutely of no use.

Inspira Enterprise – Leading IT Solutions Provider in India, with its center of excellence in Networking, Unified Communication, IT Security, Cloud, Smart City, Healthcare solutions and Blockchain, are now partner of Guardtime – The world’s Leading Blockchain Company, by revenue, headcounts and customers.

Guardtime is a team of over 150 cryptographers, developers and security architects, with decades of experience defending networks from nation-state attack. Guardtime is an Information and Software Assurance company to offer the world’s first massively scalable real-time authentication and integrity solution for any type of digital asset.

Over the last decade Guardtime have built a technology platform called KSI that allows to tackle hard problems in security, supply chain, compliance and networking.

Guardtime Federal is a Delaware limited liability company established in 2014 to exclusively support the cyber security and related requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, other U.S. Government departments and the industrial community that supports these U.S. Government organizations.


Enterprise Blockchain Security Concerns

Guardtime has successfully managed to keep blockchain technology safe with its KSI technology solution. KSI stands for Keyless Signature Infrastructure, it is a data-centric security technology, which employs one way hash functions to generate digital signatures that can prove the time, integrity and attribution of origin for electronic data. With Guardtime’s Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) technology, the realization of ‘truly attributable’ networks is possible, where digital assets and their provenance can be authenticated in real-time, anywhere in the world, independent of the service provider. KSI signatures are portable, literally becoming part of the digital asset, and are used to provide proof of time, identity, and authenticity.

This proof affords the consumer, service provider, or data broker to finally trust the provenance and integrity of any network interactions, as well as the digital assets they are managing and/or consuming.

Guardtime’s KSI technology is used across a variety of United States and European Union e-government and federal agency platforms to authenticate and validate important digital and M2M assets in real-time and regardless of scale; verifying their authenticity, time, chain-of-custody and associated interactions. Guardtime KSI serves as a proactive Information and Software Assurance, Insider Threat, and Advanced Persistent Threat detection capability.

Guardtime’s definition of an Attributable Network: Attribution means that the properties of important digital assets (trade secret, proprietary information, etc.) and network component software and/or firmware for assets like routers, switches, applications, virtual machines, configuration information, audit and event log systems, and associated network services can be tagged, tracked, located, and subsequently authenticated.

The information derived from a KSI signature means the asset’s chain-of-custody information, creation time, and authenticity information remains undisputable and can be subsequently trusted and verified without trusting or solely relying upon an administrator or a secret (such as a key or PKI credential). Instead, KSI uses a ‘proof-based’ method to accomplish authentication and our forensic evidence is portable across any Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise network.

Forensically, KSI signatures are based on mathematical proofs and keyless cryptographic functions approved by the EU and the US National Institute of Standards (NIST). These proofs and functions will withstand exploitation even with advances in quantum computing meaning that assets signed by KSI will have proof information retained over the lifetime of the asset. The forensic evidence of the signatures makes legal indemnification issues easy to resolve; highlighting who, what, where, and when a digital asset was touched, modified, created, or transmitted. This evidence holds up in a court of law.

Literally any digital asset can be signed with Guardtime KSI and access (to the underlying data the signatures are protecting) is not necessary to determine if there is an integrity loss or compromise. An organization’s Network Operations Center (NOC) or Security Operations Center (SOC) can simply adjudicate and trace any changes to signatures to determine the integrity state of their network or important archives via automated (or manual) reporting, analysis, and visualization (dashboards).

This concept and infrastructure does not rely on cryptographic secrets or credentials that can be compromised, nor does KSI rely on trusting administrators. The signature information afforded by Guardtime KSI can be used in fact to preserve and verify administration/user activities, behaviors, and interactions across the network.

Summary


Definition:

‘attribution’ means that the digital assets and network components can be tagged, tracked, located, and subsequently authenticated, in real-time, at scale.

Guardtime’s KSI technology serves as a proactive Information and Software Assurance, Insider Threat, and Advanced Persistent Threat detection capability.

KSI technology is in use today across a variety of United States and European Union eGovernment and federal agency platforms.

KSI signatures are based on mathematical proofs and keyless cryptographic functions approved by the EU and the US National Institute of Standards (NIST).

KSI does not rely on cryptographic secrets or credentials that can be compromised, nor does KSI rely on trusting administrators.

The forensic evidence of the KSI signatures makes legal indemnification issues easy to resolve, highlighting who, what, where, and when a digital asset was touched, modified, created, or transmitted.

The information afforded by KSI holds up in a court of law.

Enterprise Blockchain Solutions


Website & file monitoring Solution (Web Defacement)

This solution ensures that tampering of any website or any script file can be automatically detected and reverted to the original state within a minute or two. In case any attempt is made for defacement of these website, the website and file monitoring solution, will detect it revert to the website/ scripts files to their original state. Hence ensuring no outage/very limited outage of services.

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Data archival Solution

This solution helps in maintaining authenticity of the data for an unlimited time. With this solution any attempt to change/modify digital data can easily be detected and reverted to its original form within minutes. Following are some of the cases where this solution can prove to very useful.

KYC Documents, Debentures, Bonds, Shares, FD, RD (If any), etc. These are some of the cases where the data archival solution can prove to be of immense value. Some of the other cases can be ensuring integrity of citizens` identity data, education records etc.

Once all the records are digitised, it is important to protect these records from any insider/outsider threats. Our KSI blockchain based data archival solution can ensure data integrity and detect any inside and outside attempts for data modification. For More information speak to our Blockchain expert

Secure Communication Solution

Where multiple devices/people interacting with one other, any mode of communication that is not secure can result in data breach, information leak. Hence it is of utmost important to provide a secure communication platform, that one can connect with their business network without any loss of insider information. The secure communication solution is one such solution that helps in achieving this objective.

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High performance logs signing –

Signing logs with KSI makes it extremely complex for an attacker (malicious employee or hacker that has penetrated in the network) to change logs to cover their tracks or disrupt one`s business. With network devices/systems spread across all over the city it is very important to protect the logs with KSI to ensure the authenticity of it. HPLS continuously monitors the logs it ingests and signs for anomalies, alerting to the first possible signs of an incident in the network, allowing one to quickly identify the source and motivation of the attack on their business.

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GDPR Compliance on Blockchain

Guardtime’s VOLTA platform provides a solution for managing personal data in compliance with GDPR regulations. VOLTA – KSI Blockchain-Based Solution for GDPR. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

Insurance Business on Blockchain

KSI based solutions that help insurance companies to better run their business and offer new cyber-related products. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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Physical Supply Chain with Blockchain Technology

The key components to redraw the ways in which supply chain challenges can be solved, providing a solution to uniquely verify data, across boundaries, in real time, and independently of any third parties. Guardtime provides key components to redraw the ways in which physical supply chain challenges can be solved, providing an innovative solution to uniquely verify data, across boundaries, in real time, and independently without the use of shared secrets or cryptographic keys. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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Black Lantern Anti Tamper Hardware

Black Lantern hardware platform contains state of the art anti tamper functionality capable of defending itself and your network against remote attacks and can resist even physical reverse engineering. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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Cloud Assurance with Blockchain

Exabyte-scale integrity for cloud environments, proving the absence of compromise and ensuring complete transparency, accountability and auditability for service providers customers. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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eGovernment – Powering Accountable Governance with Blockchain

Guardtime is currently active in two major geographies, Europe and United States helping governments and their telecommunication partners design and build a secure, resilient and transparent digital society. KSI makes it impossible for insiders or outsiders to manipulate government data allowing complete transparency, accountability and attribution. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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Enterprise Security on Blockchain

Detection of network state compromise with real-time tools for isolating compromised components. KSI adds a new real-time capability for security professionals by focusing on the integrity of the assets that make up a network - the configuration of every switch and router, firmware, event logs, binaries etc can be verified independently and in real time.

For the first time, KSI enables any network to be attributed. In a KSI attributed network, one can guarantee the true state of any component within that network, meaning any unauthorized change in the state represents an attack, whether internal or external, and can be detected with 100% accuracy. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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Financial Services on Blockchain

Solutions that help customers detect data poisoning, enable the transition to cloud and bring regulatory compliant archiving to data lakes. Whether it is reducing the dwell time of Advanced Persistent Threats, detecting data poisoning, enabling the transition to cloud or bringing regulatory compliant archiving to data lakes, Guardtime’s solutions deliver high value to our BFSI customers. For more information speak to our Blockchain expert.

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SERVICES


Professional Services

The introduction of any new technology can increase the complexity of the network, overloading an organisations operational resources and highlighting gaps in the skills and capabilities of teams who are already committed to looking after existing systems and services

Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT)

Guardtime's Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT) model provides clients with a flexible solution for delivery, operations and optimization for a pre-defined period. Specific plans for client’s organization competence build up are defined and executed.

How DBOT Works

The DBOT model includes services from across the project lifecycle, such as design services, build services (network implementation and operations set-up), operations services, the transfer of operations (or Guardtime or our certified service provider partners continue operations in a managed services approach), and related project management and consultancy services.

Guardtime also delivers ongoing services that are designed to develop and grow your competence. Together, these services support an effective handover of network operations and optimisation from us to you.

Business Benefits of Blockchain

DBOT ensures faster time-to-market, with guaranteed service performance from day one. At the same time, it builds operation and maintenance competencies within your organisation.

Steps Involved

Design

The first part of an engagement is to offer an audit or existing network architecture, resulting in a risk assessment on gaps and vulnerabilities. We t hen design the integration of the KSI technology stack into an existing SOC (Security Operations Centre) and NOC (Network Operations Centre).

Build

Guardtime via our certified system integration and service provider partners will build and deploy all components of the SOC architecture and provide the KSI service. Your company can become a certified system integrator/ service provider by going through the partner certification process.

Operate

Guardtime and our service provider partners can operate the service and SOC for an extended period of time via a managed services contract to ensure a faster and efficient go to market strategy. The service provider can be a public service or a private service operated within your own network.

Transfer

During the operation period Guardtime and its certified training partners can train your staff and help to ensure a smooth transfer of operations. Once the transfer has been completed your firm can become an SI and provision and control your own internal deployments off a public service or on premise.