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Miniature Cryptographic Appliqué for Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponders

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting small size, weight, and power cryptographic devices for Mode-5 transponders and radios in small unmanned aerial vehicle applications.  DSIAC searched open sources for commercially…


Blockchain Tech Has Numerous Applications for Defense

The use of blockchain technology is gaining traction in all industries. The federal government has taken notice and has been exploring ways in which the technology may be used for its benefit. While widespread use of blockchain in government likely will take time, it may be jumpstarted by the adoption of these capabilities by government

Fingerprint and Face Scanners Aren’t as Secure as We Think They Are

Despite what every spy movie in the past 30 years would have you think, fingerprint and face scanners used to unlock your smartphone or other devices aren’t nearly as secure as they’re made out to be. While it’s not great if your password is made public in a data breach, at least you can easily

A Quantum Response to Next-Gen Cyber Threats

Computer security experts have sounded alarms that the power of quantum computers may make it possible to crack current advanced encryption standards (AES) that are used to protect highly sensitive data. The key vulnerability of current encryption standards — including both the 256-bit AES and the 3,072-bit RSA — lies not in their being uncrackable,