Why We’re HereWe believe that everyone deserves to know what they’re buying and who they’re buying it from, and we’re using quantum engineered diamonds to make that a reality. Our Diamond Unclonable Secure Tag (DUST) allows companies to secure their physical products with unique identities. We’re committed to giving businesses the tools they need to build, and track, products that their customers can TRUST.
Where We’ve BeenIn 2011, co-founders Ophir Gaathon, Jonathan Hodges, and Dirk Englund met as 3 PhDs at Columbia University studying the quantum characteristics of diamonds. A few years later at MIT, DARPA approached them with a critical problem in supply chain security: trusted physical identity of high-value components didn’t exist. The team recognized that the quantum properties of nanoscale diamonds made them uniquely suited for creating physical fingerprints for product and component traceability. In 2018, DUST Identity was born. With strong market traction, technical innovation, and support from industry leaders like Lockheed Martin, Airbus, and SAP, our story is just getting started.
Where We’re GoingWe are facing a global trust crisis. The problem is not limited to privacy and social networks –automobiles, airplanes, medical devices, electronics, and luxury goods have all been in the headlines for cybersecurity attacks, dangerous recalls, or false regulatory claims. The erosion of trust in corporate institutions puts companies under greater scrutiny from investors, employees, and customers. We are addressing that trust gap head-on, and we’re paving the way to a future with more transparency – will you join us?
Implement DUST to enhance the integrity of your brand.
Why We’re Different
Trust is at the core of our company. Trust is the promise we’re fulfilling for our clients. All of our team members understand this value. We foster trust in our culture through transparency and candor.
Team of Teams
Unity in mission. We may have separate roles but we’re all working towards the same goals.
Debate. Decide. Do.
Come together as a team to discuss projects. Move forward as a team to complete them.
Challenge Yourself & The Person Next to You
Encourage yourself and your teammates to walk the road less traveled if it is the road to success.
Understand the Stakes
We’re here to make buying decisions easier for everyone by putting trust back into global supply chains.
Ophir Gaathon, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO
Jonathan Hodges, PhD
Co-Founder & VP Engineering
Government / Defense Lead
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Head of Marketing & Communications
Head of Product Operations
Head of Cloud Services
Dirk Englund, PhD
DUST Identity Co-Founder
CRO, Codility / DUST Identity Strategic Advisor
VP, Global Security, Risk & Compliance, Azure, Microsoft Corporation
DUST Identity Advisory Board Member
The DUST Identity team is a tenacious and diverse group working toward a common goal of empowering our customers to have visibility throughout their supply chains. In order to be successful, every team member and every individual’s role is of utmost importance. That’s why we’re only looking to hire the best.