US Postal Service Files Blockchain Voting Patent

Schneier on Security

The US Postal Service has filed a patent on a blockchain voting method: Abstract: A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system. As is pretty much always the case , blockchain adds nothing.

Using Blockchain for Authentication

Data Breach Today

In an interview, Rohas Nagpal, a chief architect at Primechain Technologies, describes how blockchain can be used for authentication and pinpoints areas where blockchain is not the ideal technology. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Security Summit in Mumbai Thursday

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Bitcoin ? Blockchain

Weissman's World

The post Bitcoin ≠ Blockchain appeared first on Holly Group. bitcoin Blockchain process management records management information governanceSeems like not an hour goes by that I don’t see a headline about the soaring value of bitcoin – followed near-immediately by another that warns of the imminent bursting of the bitcoin bubble. Since I’m not a bitcoin owner, my interest in these goings-on is more academic than practical. But I am invested (intellectually, […].

China Builds COVID-19 Recovery on Blockchain

Data Breach Today

Gartner's Avivah Litan on Benefits, Concerns and New Issues to Consider Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says China is attempting to leverage blockchain technology in the country's COVID-19 recovery. What are the benefits and concerns of this approach, and how should it shape the future use of blockchain

Introducing Sidley’s Blockchain Legal Launch Pad

Data Matters

Adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology has the potential to revolutionize business and business practices in ways not seen since the advent of the internet and e-commerce. The Blockchain Legal Launch Pad is a collection of resources from leading business, legal, regulatory agency, and technology stakeholders. The Blockchain Legal Launch Pad showcases what the best and most creative minds in this area are thinking about now. Blockchain eCommerce FinTech

Blockchain's Biggest Potential in Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Where is the greatest potential for the implementation of blockchain in healthcare? Attorney Steven Teppler discusses the possibilities for the distributed ledger technology as well as its security pros and cons

What is a Blockchain platform?

OpenText Information Management

Blockchain is perhaps one of the most overhyped technologies that has ever appeared. However, the 2019 Global Blockchain Survey from Deloitte found that over half of respondents saw Blockchain as a critical priority for their business. So, like Mark Twain, Blockchain … The post What is a Blockchain platform? Technologies Business Network blockchain platformIn fact, some experts suggest the technology is dying before it has even matured.

Blockchain in Healthcare: The Potential Benefits, Risks

Data Breach Today

Indiana University Health is evaluating the use of blockchain in two areas to improve healthcare information security, Mitch Parker, CISO, says in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference. He sizes up the potential risks and benefits

Case Studies: Managing Identity With Blockchain

Data Breach Today

Pioneers Test Using the Technology for Identity and Access Management Government agencies and private sector organizations around the world are experimenting with the use of blockchain to help manage digital identity. Here are three examples of pioneering efforts in the U.S., Canada and India

8 ways blockchain will change finance & accounting

DXC

Blockchain is rapidly evolving from hype to high-value technology with real-world applications in business. In 2017, blockchain began making its way onto the roadmap of business process services. Business Processes accounting blockchain financeNow it is emerging in full operational deployments and disrupting fundamental business processes related to buying and selling and converging into mainstream accounting technology used to record […].

Records Disrupted: Blockchain as a Transformative Force

Weissman's World

The post Records Disrupted: Blockchain as a Transformative Force appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain records management information governanceAuthors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) If records and content management issues such as security, privacy, and compliance seem everlasting, that’s because they are! What aren’t everlasting though, are the so-called information governance “technologies” we use to bring these matters to heel.

Summary – “Blockchain Technology and Recordkeeping”

ARMA International

Blockchain is often defined as ledgers with entries organized in an append-only, sequential chain using cryptographic links and distributed out and stored on a peer-to-peer computer network. This new technology has been considered or implemented in practically every country in the world; blockchain’s ubiquity requires that records and information managers should be able to understand, operate, and support the design of such systems. What could blockchain records retention look like?

Blockchain White Paper

National Archives Records Express

We are pleased to announce the release of our Blockchain White Paper. While it includes a very high-level overview of the technical aspects of blockchain, it is useful to records managers because it explores the various implications for Federal electronic records management programs. The white paper began as an internal effort to assist NARA staff in learning more about the technology and how agencies are using it.

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Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe)

Weissman's World

Tons, especially when the subject is blockchain, and the guest expert is Alan Pelz-Sharpe! Join our discussion of the disruptive force blockchain will prove to be in records and information governance. The post Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe) appeared first on Holly Group. BlockchainIf a picture is worth 1000 words, then what’s a 15-minute video worth?

Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain

Weissman's World

A Discussion Paper Authors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) Statement of Purpose This discussion paper provides an overview of how future information governance (IG) platforms may be envisaged and built utilizing blockchain – perhaps the key point being that all the technologies necessary to do so are already available. Though blockchain […]. The post Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain appeared first on Holly Group.

Gartner's Litan on Blockchain

Data Breach Today

Analyst Cuts Through Hype and Details Real-World Uses to Help Fight Fraud Blockchain is high on the hype meter in 2018, but Gartner's Avivah Litan is encouraged by practical applications of the technology to secure financial transactions, protect identity and help organizations fight fraud

Is blockchain in the supply chain overhyped?

OpenText Information Management

From increasing conflict minerals traceability to monitoring supply chain disruptions or late delivery of shipments, the benefits of blockchain in the supply chain seem clear. According to Craig Wentworth, Principal Analyst at MWD Advisors, although blockchain in the supply chain has proven benefits, such as increasing quality decision making surrounding food and product safety while … The post Is blockchain in the supply chain overhyped?

Blockchain

InfoGovNuggets

What does blockchain have to do with information governance? “Blockchain Has Power to Transform,” The Wall Street Journal , March 12, 2018 B4. It’s early days yet, but think about what happens with information. It gets created, modified, transferred, stored, used, reused, exchanged, and, hopefully, deleted at the end of its life. Would it be useful to be able to track who owns the information and where it is at each step of its life?

Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody

Weissman's World

I have conversations every day with people who believe either (a) blockchain is just another overhyped new technology being foisted upon us by unscrupulous vendors, or (b) it’s the solution to all their problems. As written and discussed before in this space (and plenty of ‘elsewheres,’ too), blockchain […]. The post Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain infogov records

Blockchain for Identity: 6 Hot Projects

Data Breach Today

Distributed Ledgers For Identity and Access Management Have Great Promise Blockchain technology already underpins the boom in cryptocurrencies, but is also being rigorously tested and developed for other applications, including identity and access management.

Blockchain: Poised to Transform Business

Data Matters

Listen to The Sidley Podcast for an informative discussion of how blockchain, digital assets and virtual currencies are changing the way we transact. Blockchain technology has the ability to transform how business and everyday commercial transactions are conducted across industries. What is blockchain, how will it affect the way we communicate and transact with each other and why are cryptocurrencies being used in conjunction with this technology? Blockchain FinTech

Blockchain for Identity Management: It's Years Away

Data Breach Today

But experts say blockchain is likely not the answer right now Why It Doesn't Fix Long-Running Access Management Problems Technologists are wrangling with an identity puzzle: Is it possible to create a single digital identity that can be seamlessly and securely used at a bank, a hospital or consumer websites? It's the holy grail of identity.

Practical business uses for blockchain technology

DXC

Blockchain was created as the public transaction ledger for the bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain technology also has a variety of practical applications in enterprise business process scenarios. The beauty of blockchain is that virtually any type of data can be put into the distributed ledger. Banking & Capital Markets Public Sector Service Management blockchain service management supply chain

Blockchain: The Good, the Bad and the Legal

Data Breach Today

Attorney John Salmon Assesses Cybersecurity Applications for Blockchain As organizations investigate public and private blockchains to secure transactions and facilitate peer-to-peer transactions, they must ensure they know who's responsible, what the system is doing, what the cybersecurity and legal risks are and who's managing it, says attorney John Salmon

Facebook's Cryptocoin: A Disguised PayPal on a Blockchain?

Data Breach Today

But some critics argue that the project seems more like a trendy and unnecessary redressing of a PayPal-like system with a blockchain Critics Question Whether Move Is Just 'Marketing Fluff' Facebook is edging closer to launching its own cryptocurrency, with a rollout expected this year, The New York Times reports.

Blockchain in Healthcare: The Potential and Limitations

Data Breach Today

Blockchain holds potential for supporting secure health data exchange, but it has limitations that organizations need to keep in mind, says Intel's David Houlding in this in-depth interview on the technology

The Applications of Blockchain in Data Management

AIIM

Blockchain is one of the most important new technologies that has impacted the business world in the last decade. Along with cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic process automation (RPA), blockchain is transforming business operations and challenging traditional methods the world over. For those who are considering adoption for one of its many applications, blockchain can hold great promise. What's the Business Appeal of Blockchain?

Blockchain Technology is Recordkeeping Technology!

IG Guru

The post Blockchain Technology is Recordkeeping Technology! Blockchain IG News Information Governance information privacy information security Records Management Risk News Sponsored Storage DLT Pat Franks San Jose State University SJSUPatricia C.

Blockchain for Identity Management: Early Examples

Data Breach Today

Early experiments are demonstrating how blockchain, the distributed and immutable ledger behind virtual currencies, potentially could play an important role in identity management, says Avivah Litan, a Gartner Research analyst

The keys to blockchain interoperability (and why it matters)

DXC

So too will interoperability between disparate blockchains […]. Banking & Capital Markets blockchain interoperabilityWithout the ability of different computer systems, applications, and devices to access and share information, data would be digitally siloed and networking itself would be impossible. Any IT professional knows this – that it is interoperability that allows the internet, enterprise networks and the digital economy to function.

Blockchain and Trust

Schneier on Security

Redefining Security with Blockchain

Dark Reading

Blockchain offers a proactive approach to secure a new generation of digital platforms and services for both enterprises and individuals

MY TAKE: How blockchain technology came to seed the next great techno-industrial revolution

The Last Watchdog

Related: Securing identities in a blockchain Today we may be standing on the brink of the next great upheaval. Blockchain technology in 2019 may prove to be what the internet was in 1999. Blockchain, also referred to as distributed ledger technology , or DLT, is much more than just the mechanism behind Bitcoin and cryptocurrency speculation mania. Public blockchains and private DLTs are in a nascent stage, as stated above, approximately where the internet was in the 1990s.

7 Hard Truths About Blockchain Security

InfoGoTo

Experts tout blockchain security — but how safe is blockchain technology? Blockchain secures data because its distributed nature prevents a single point of system failure. Think of blockchain as a digital record book of which all users have a complete copy, and no one can add to it (unless everyone agrees the new transactions are genuine). But the blockchain does not live in a vacuum. Blockchain Is Not Impervious.

Microsoft Outlines Digital ID Plan Using Blockchain

Data Breach Today

Encrypted ID 'Hubs' Will Safely Store Personal Data After a year of brainstorming on blockchain technology, Microsoft says it will add support in its Authenticator app for a decentralized identity system that's designed to put users in control of their personal information

California Enacts Blockchain Legislation

Hunton Privacy

As reported on the Blockchain Legal Resource , California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill No. 2658 for the purpose of further studying blockchain’s application to Californians. Specifically, the law requires the Secretary of the Government Operations Agency to convene a blockchain working group prior to July 1, 2019. Under the new law, “blockchain” means “a mathematically secured, chronological and decentralized ledger or database.”

The role of blockchain in helping organizations meet GDPR compliance

Information Management Resources

GDPR Blockchain Data management Data privacy Data securityMany have begun to consider whether the technology could be used to improve customer data management processes, as they relate to the upcoming EU mandate.

Blockchain in Healthcare: Testing an ID App

Data Breach Today

How might blockchain improve digital identity proofing in the healthcare sector? The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center and security vendor Trusted Key are testing that out with a proof-of-concept application

There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology

WIRED Threat Level

Blockchain solutions are frequently much worse than the systems they replace. Opinion: Cryptocurrencies are useless. Here's why. Opinion Security

Buzzword Bingo: Quantum, AI, Blockchain, Crypto

Data Breach Today

Thales e-Security's Jon Geater Separates Hype From Utility Quantum computing, blockchain, crypto, internet of things: There's a lot of hype around these technology areas, says Jon Geater, CTO of Thales e-Security. So it's essential to pierce the hype and see what's useful and applicable for practitioners