Apr 24, 2019
Framingham, MA, April 24,2019 – DUST Identity,pioneers of the world’s first diamond unclonable security tag, today announcedthe appointment of EdnaConway, a global IT innovator to its advisory board. Conway brings over 30years of experience in developing and leading strategies that improve securityand resilience throughout global value chains.
“The key to protecting our digital economy and ensuring the integrity of the global value chain is to build a secure third-party ecosystem,” said Conway. “DUST Identity’s solution can serve as a ‘birth certificate’ for hardware and complements value chain security solutions currently on the market. I am excited to join the company’s advisory board and look forward to helping the team advance its technology and continue its momentum.”
The concern of threatstargeting vulnerabilities in the supply chain for both enterprise andgovernment computing systems has never been higher. According to a recent Crowdstrike report surveying 1,300senior IT decision-makers and IT security professionals, 87 percent hadsuffered a supply chain attack even after implementing a full defensive strategyor having a pre-planned response in place. Additionally, almost 90 percent ofrespondents believed they were at risk for a supply chain attack.
“We are honored to welcome Edna, an accomplished executive, a thought leader and a value chain security expert, to our advisory board,” said Ophir Gaathon, CEO and cofounder, DUST Identity. “Our nation, government agencies and commercial enterprises are increasingly at risk, and the stakes are extremely high. Edna is at the forefront of value chain innovation and leveraging her perspective and experience will help enhance DUST Identity’s momentum to ensure integrity across complex supply chains, improve overall security and build trust.”
DUST Identity offers thefirst-ever unclonable, and uncompromisable security tracking solution forhardware authentication and asset protection. The technology addresses a keypain point for businesses experiencing new vulnerabilities and securitydisruptions as their global value chains become more digital and dynamic. As products and data flow, it is vital toensure a trusted binding between physical and digital domains.
Following seed funding ledby Kleiner Perkins in 2019, DUST Identity has accelerated the research anddevelopment of its advanced, proprietary technology. Simultaneously, DUSTIdentity is accelerating business development opportunities and deploying avariety of strategic POCs with global organizations. Earlier in 2019, DUSTIdentity was named a BostInno Startupto Watch, a BuiltInBoston Startup to Watch and inducted into the prestigious MIT Startup Exchange STEX25.
About Edna Conway
As Cisco’s Chief SecurityOfficer, Global Value Chain, Conway creates clear strategies for secureoperating models in the digital economy. She drives a comprehensive securityarchitecture across third party ecosystems, for which she is recognized domestically(U.S. Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO). Her insight is featured ina range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes,Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Recognition ofher industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Womencommunity, and awards including: RSA CSO of the Year, Fed 100 Award, Stevie“Maverick of the Year Award,” Connected World Magazine “Machine to Machine& IOT Trailblazer” Award, an SC Media Reboot Leadership Award, the NewHampshire Tech Professional of 2018 Award.
About DUST Identity
DUST Identity isthe creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a proprietarytechnology utilizing nanoengineered diamonds to create an unclonable identitylayer on any object. DUST Identity is the only supply-chain solution thatensures the provenance of parts and associated data with a securephysical-digital binding. DUST Identity, established in 2018 and headquarteredin Boston, was created by a team of quantum physics, nanotechnology and cyberexperts. The company is an MIT spinoff, participated in several DARPA programsand is backed by Kleiner Perkins with participation from New Science Ventures,Angular Ventures and Castle Island Ventures. Learn more via www.dustidentity.com andfollow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.