Dec 19, 2019

Framingham, MA, December 19, 2019 – DUST Identity, creators of the first diamond unclonable security tag for supply chain security and end-to-end tracking, announced today that the company has been recognized as a finalist in the Best Emerging Technology category at the 2020 SC Awards, presented by SC Magazine. Now in its 23rd year, the SC Awards are recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products, and services.

Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior products to the cybersecurity industry. The Excellence Award honors the professionals, products and services that have proven to be the best in the security industry for protecting today’s corporate world. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on February 25, 2020, in San Francisco during RSA.

“Companies need to know that critical hardware components were sourced through the proper channels, validated by the proper tests, and serviced by the proper individuals and companies,” said Ophir Gaathon, CEO and co-founder of DUST Identity. “Associating supply chain data and sourcing information with the physical hardware that is moving in the value chain remains vague and elusive. The inherent challenge and complexity of securely binding the digital and physical domains lead to unaccounted risks and hinder trust. DUST Identity’s solution addresses this market need. We’re honored to be recognized by SC Magazine for our continued efforts in combating today’s cybersecurity challenges.”

This most recent industry recognition adds to a growing list of accolades: CNBC Upstart 100 company, One World Identity’s Leader in the Identity of Things, BostInno 50 on Fire, Tech in Motion’s Best Tech Startup finalist, BostInno Startup to Watch, and Built-In-Boston Startup to Watch.

“As a finalist, DUST Identity represents the qualities we want to see in a cybersecurity company and the solutions they offer: innovativeness, reliability and industry leadership,” added Armstrong of SC Media. “Based on our judges’ assessment, DUST Identity delivers some of the most effective security technology solutions on the market today.”

Visit DUST Identity at Booth #6441 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, February 24-28, 2020.

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 cybersecurity experts. The company is an MIT spinoff, participated in several DARPA programs and is backed by Kleiner Perkins Airbus Ventures and Lockheed Martin. Learn more via and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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