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How to Secure Supply Chain Data

Beyond human error, the number one cause for data security breaches is through 3rd party vendors and suppliers. Your specific firm/nation can take all the precautions possible and implement all the top security software and deliver the best training programs, but it is unlikely your suppliers can implement all the same data security protocols (or cannot afford too) so therefore, 3rd parties will always present a weakness.

Secondly, compatibility of software products as we all know is a substantive problem. We have all had to deal with firewalls that do not facilitate integration of software products. This lack of holistic software solutions is a significant factor moving forward for all firms/nations.

The final major problem is that software updates and patches are not always identified and updated in a timely or rigorous manner. It is not hard to imagine a hack being identified and not addressed or a virus patch being ignored. Also, data security professionals are few. It is unlikely that many 3rd party suppliers have a data security professional on the payroll and are relying on an IT generalist for their protection.

The bottom-line is that any breach within one of your suppliers can have a monumental impact on your operations. For example, a ransomware attack on a part supplier could shut down your entire production line. Or in the advent of a data hack, the loss of Intellectual Property. Or maybe even  catastrophic failure in the area of shipping or aviation if a satellite service was breached. The risks and costs associated with the hacks are potentially astronomical.

All these issues can be eliminated with the implementation of the Helix22 SDK from BLAKFX. Helix22 is platform agnostic. It will protect data on any system and is operational on any device, albeit server, network, PC, or mobile. Further, Helix22 protects the data no matter where, or how, it is being utilized and/or transmitted. Whether on your own protected servers, running experiments in the cloud, on communicating with an app or simply an email, data is 100% protected at all times. All data is protected whether at rest, in use or in transit.

Helix22 delivers all this capability very confidently due to our genius engineering team that has invented a new model for data security that required an innovative look at the problem. Therefore, rather than trying to build a perimeter or being fanatic on user identification, we took the approach to protect the data itself.

You see, the Helix22 cryptography is embedded with the data itself through our inventive and patented process of DNA BindingTM. Therefore, even if a breach were to occur the data cannot be exfiltrated.

The real practical genius of DNA BindingTM is in that it is immediately compatible with any other user of the Helix22 SDK. BLAKFX invented and has patented a genuine user2user (U2U) encryption. We manage data security transmission through the truly brilliant and also patented universal Helix22 key service. The Helix22 encryption originates on your network or device. When data arrives to our key server, it is already encrypted so all it needs to do is issue another key. This key will only work with the intended device, which generates a matching key required to open the data. In this protocol, we are truly a “zero-knowledge” server so your Intellectual Property (IP) remains completely top secret. Even if subpoenaed, we can honor the request by just handing over the encrypted content…as that is literally all we have. Helix22 also only use keys just one-time and then destroys them. This way the data security is future forward prefect. Therefore, in our unique user-to-user encryption (U2U) world, there is no opportunity at all for any data leak.

This same protocol just described, is the same with all your 3rd party vendors and suppliers. It does not matter in the least what platform they are running or what device they are using or even the type of data, it is all 100% protected.

Let’s take it a step further. Even if your firm/nation was a victim of an internal attack or a victim of malicious open source downloads, there is no reason for concern. Any data that has been forwarded, downloaded, copied or saved cannot be exfiltrated. Period.  We have the world’s foremost data packets which are protected with multi-layered, military grade encryption algorithms that have already proven the ability to withstand penetration testing from MI5 and quantum computing attacks.

Our founders also founded Wickr, which is used by the US military and has never been hacked since its inception in 2012. Helix22 is several generations enhanced since then.

Finally, the Helix22 encryption is quantum computing ready so no need to redo all your data security methodologies in a couple of years when everything else becomes obsolete.

We like to refer to Helix22 as 22nd Century Data Security.

Helix22 – Zero Risk