System and Data Integrity: A New Approach
Without integrity (of the software running machines and the networks and data that feed them) banks do not transact, planes do not fly, hospitals do not function. Yet the way we assure integrity today is based on trust:-
- trusting insiders who administer those systems.
- trusting that defenses are working and any perimeter breaches can be detected.
Because of its unique challenges, Estonia Inc. recognized that a new approach was needed. An approach that could independently verify the integrity of ALL the world’s systems, networks and data. In 2007 a team of Estonian cryptographers, network architects, software developers and security specialists got together to design and build such a system. The team names their invention KSI (Keyless Signature Infrastructure) and its deployment on networks and data stores that governments and enterprises rely on gives mathematical certainty for integrity and real-time mitigation in the event of a breach, whether from insiders intent on fraud or advanced persistent threats that directly target data.
Electronic data has become the new oil and at the core of every monetization strategy for the consumer internet, mobile communications, broadband, cloud computing and big data. The key to all data services is integrity and only KSI can deliver it at exabyte scale, in real-time and without human influence.
As a company, Guardtime now has global reach, but the original R&D team is still located in Tallinn, Estonia, a whisker away from Skype’s main engineering office and close to both the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre and the European Union Information Technology Agency.
Guardtime has been recognized for its product innovation by many parties, some of our awards include: