Feb 13, 2020

Framingham, MA, February 13, 2020 DUST Identity, creators of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), today announced that Eric Sharret, Aerospace and Defense Lead, will serve as an officer for the Electronics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

The National Defense Industrial Association is a trusted leader among the national security and defense communities and drives strategic dialogue between commercial and government organizations to identify key issues that face our nation and the global economy. The group leverages the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry and academic members to develop strategies to address these challenges with the goal of improving our national security posture.

“At DUST Identity, we believe that trust should be inherent in every device, system, and network,” said Sharret. “As supply chains become more global and modular, the risks associated with supply chain integrity continue to increase. NDIA is on the front lines of this battle and creates a forum for industry to voice concerns and help shape government policy. At DUST, we believe that it is paramount to take an active role and that by volunteering for organizations like NDIA, we are able to drive positive change. It is an honor to be elected as an officer for the Electronics Division, so that I can work together with other industry leaders to ensure the security of our supply chains.”

The mission of the Electronics Division of the NDIA is to lead the evaluation of current and future challenges, along with developing solutions to provide trusted and assured electronics, in particular for the U.S. Government. The Electronics Division provides a much-needed framework for the exchanges of information between the defense industry, commercial industry, and research centers from the R&D phase through manufacturing, all the way to deployment and end-user applications.

Sharret’s role at DUST Identity is dedicated to working closely with aerospace and defense partners to address government and military supply chain challenges. Prior to joining DUST Identity, Sharret was the Vice President of Business Development at Telegrid Technologies. In addition, Sharret has published articles and white papers on cybersecurity, blockchain, machine learning, and authentication.

More on DUST’s Technology

DUST Identity developed a solution that utilizes nano-diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object. An optical scanner and cloud-based infrastructure provide an interface to the object’s identity and provenance. DUST ensures that trusted data and verifiable products are used and traced across their full lifecycle.

About DUST Identity

DUST Identity is the creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a technology utilizing nanoengineered diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object. DUST Identity is the only supply chain solution that ensures that trusted data and verifiable products are used and traced across their full lifecycle. DUST Identity, established in 2018 and headquartered in Framingham, was created by a team of quantum physics, nanotechnology, and cyber experts. The company is an MIT spinoff, participated in several DARPA programs and is backed by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Airbus Ventures, Lockheed Martin, New Science Ventures, Angular Ventures and Castle Island Ventures. Learn more via dustidentity.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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