The Latest Self-Protecting Data Tool Kit from Sertainty Emphasizes Secure-by-Design Principles with Advanced Real-Time Tracking and Web API Integration

In response to a growing need for inherently secure software solutions, Sertainty underscores the “secure-by-design” philosophy in its latest Software Developer Kit (SDK) enhancements release. The enhanced SDK, v3.7, makes it easy for developers to implement self-protecting data, assuring a robust security posture embedded in their applications.

Dr. Behzad Nadji, CTO at Sertainty, states, “Our latest enhancements to our SDK are the embodiment of the ‘secure-by-design’ principle that is fundamental to our approach at Sertainty. With features like real-time event tracking and the introduction of a Web API, we’re not just adding security layers — we’re integrating security into the backbone of digital infrastructure. This is how we build trust into the fabric of our digital future.”

Secure-by-Design Features in Sertainty SDK v3.7:

  • Web API: Sertainty has launched an introductory Web API that streamlines developer interaction with the Sertainty Services architecture. The forthcoming SDK v4.0 promises an even more comprehensive feature set and enhancements. 
  • Event Recording and Real-Time Tracking: Events from the Sertainty self-protecting data file can now be recorded to the Sertainty Services Server via a Web API, enabling real-time monitoring and analysis by solutions platforms like SIEM and digital supply chain tools. The Sertainty Active Intelligence Software ensures these records are tamper-resistant.
  • Lightweight Sertainty ID (IDV2) and Client-Side SDK Library: The introduction of a lightweight version of the Sertainty ID and a new client-side SDK library signifies a leap in facilitating seamless communication with Sertainty Services servers. These tools are designed to integrate security seamlessly into the development workflow, exemplifying the secure-by-design approach.

These features not only enhance the security and efficiency of the development process but also align with the latest directives from cybersecurity authorities advocating for a foundational approach to secure software development.

“Innovation at Sertainty is about shifting the security dialogue away from the moat and maze paradigm to data that defends itself. The lightweight Sertainty ID and our new client-side library are more than just tools; they represent a shift towards intuitive, built-in security at the data level that empowers developers to create safer applications by default,” asserts Dan Fischer, Senior Executive Vice President of Sertainty. “We’re setting a new standard for secure-by-design technology, ensuring our clients are always ahead of the curve.”

About Sertainty

Sertainty is a technology company that empowers data with active intelligence and security. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm.

Sertainty offers pathways to a future where data is empowered, self-reliant, and self-governing. With embedded active intelligence, the company is redefining data security and management, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Learn more at www.sertainty.com.

Greg Taylor Recognized as 2023 Data Privacy Platform CEO of the Year by CEO Monthly

Nashville, TN – Sertainty Corporation, a pioneering technology firm and inventor of self-protecting data, proudly announces its CEO, Greg Taylor, has been honored as the “Data Privacy Platform CEO of the Year 2023 – Southeast USA” by CEO Monthly. This prestigious accolade underscores Taylor’s exceptional leadership and the innovative approach Sertainty takes to data protection and privacy in a constantly evolving digital landscape. 

With over 35 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurship, Greg Taylor has been instrumental in leading the growth and success of Sertainty. Under his guidance, Sertainty has made significant strides in data-level security, offering quantum-resistant solutions in zero-trust architecture. The Sertainty proprietary technology enables data to actively participate in its own defense throughout its lifecycle and achieved a remarkable 100% score from Veracode. 

“I am deeply humbled by this award and want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every member of our team. Your hard work, long hours, and significant contributions are the true forces behind this recognition.,” said Taylor. “At Sertainty, we are committed to empowering data with active intelligence and security, enabling organizations to navigate the complexities of the digital world with confidence, and I am honored to have our work recognized by CEO Monthly.” 

CEO Monthly’s selection process for the award involved meticulous research and evaluation of nominees based on various criteria, including business performance, innovation, stakeholder feedback, and leadership impact. The honor reflects Taylor’s visionary leadership in steering Sertainty through a landscape of rapid technological changes and cybersecurity challenges. 

In 2023, Sertainty marked a bevy of notable achievements, including several new patents and new or expanded strategic partnerships — such as those with Minerva Cyber Technologies and GuardDog AI, which leverage industry-leading Sertainty technology in a number of innovative applications. These and other partnerships demonstrate the versatility and utility of the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform and Software Development Kit (SDK), two pivotal tools shaping the future of secure data development. 

Sertainty continues to lead in data-level security, offering a future where data is self-reliant and self-governing. With over two dozen patents, the company remains at the forefront of data security and management, paving the way for new opportunities and solutions in a digitally driven world. 

ABOUT SERTAINTY

Sertainty is a technology company that uses a zero-trust methodology to empower data with active intelligence and self-protection. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm. 

Learn more at www.sertainty.com

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Sertainty Federal Systems Embarks on Strategic Partnership with Minerva Cyber Technologies

Nashville, TN – Sertainty Federal Systems, at the forefront of embedded active intelligence technology at the data level, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Minerva Cyber Technologies, a leader in full spectrum cyber operations and security solutions. This alliance is poised to transform the delivery and maintenance of cybersecurity technologies across federal government and private sector clients.

In an era where the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) underscores the importance of shifting cybersecurity responsibilities from consumers to technology creators, Minerva and Sertainty exemplify this transition by embracing secure-by-design development standards. Their partnership aligns with CISA’s advocacy for the adoption of these principles in software development, furthering the narrative that security should be foundational and integral, not an afterthought.

Tim White, General Manager of Sertainty Federal Systems, shares his perspective on this momentous collaboration. “Our strategic partnership with Minerva is a game-changer in the realm of data protection. By uniting the Sertainty Self-Protecting Data Privacy Platform with the outstanding service capabilities of Minerva, we’re creating a synergized capability to deliver unique, secure-by-design software solutions and the ability for a universal upgrade of current applications. This is an incredible opportunity to enhance our clients’ defense mechanisms against evolving digital threats.”

As a distributor of the Sertainty Active Intelligence Technology and related components, this strategic partnership enables Minerva to further provide unparalleled cybersecurity services while effectively elevating client security posture. The main goal of this agreement is to deliver top-tier cybersecurity services, with which Sertainty and Minerva are mutually aligned. Together, these companies will lead the charge in distributing and tailoring Sertainty’s advanced technologies, ensuring clients benefit from comprehensive, leading-edge protection.

“Data is both the new attack surface and the new perimeter in today’s technical operating environments,” stated Kim Irving, CEO of Minerva Cyber Technologies. “Partnering with Sertainty to deliver a customizable security suite to enable zero-trust governance at the data level will allow us to provide our customers unprecedented cyber protection.”

Sertainty and Minerva are united in their commitment to confidentiality and excellence. This alliance marks a significant milestone for Sertainty as it solidifies its role in the federal government cybersecurity sector. By leveraging the expertise of Minerva in marketing and integration, Sertainty plans to expand its reach and impact. Both organizations are eager to commence this journey, ensuring their clients’ highest level of security and service. 

About Minerva Cyber Technologies

Minerva Cyber Technologies, a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), is a renowned provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. With a focus on innovation and client service, Minerva stands at the forefront of protecting digital assets in an ever-evolving threat landscape. 

Picking up where others leave off, Minerva Cyber Technologies fills the gaps in cybersecurity. Our holistic approach leverages process, policy, and programming to eliminate vulnerabilities and improve our customers’ security posture.

Learn more at: https://minervacybertech.com/

About Sertainty Federal Systems

Sertainty is a technology company that empowers data with active intelligence and security. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm.

Sertainty offers pathways to a future where data is empowered, self-reliant, and self-governing. With embedded active intelligence, the company is redefining data security and management, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Learn more at www.sertainty.com.

Sertainty Announces Enhanced Version of Software Developer Kit Focused on Zero-Trust and Active Intelligence

In a cybersecurity landscape that demands constant evolution, Sertainty leads by releasing its Active Intelligence Software Developer Kit (SDK) v3.7. This update enhances the SDK’s capabilities and aligns with the global shift towards zero-trust technology, emphasizing the importance of these types of solutions. 

What’s New in Sertainty SDK v3.7:

The latest version of the Sertainty SDK introduces several key features that simplify development processes and enhance security and performance:

  • XML Document Support for Sertainty ID Creation: Sertainty has streamlined the Sertainty ID creation and integration process, so developers can now employ XML documents to create Sertainty IDs — simplifying the integration process with widely adopted standards.
  • MySQL Support: With the addition of MySQL, Sertainty Services now supports a broader database choice, offering enterprise-level scalability and performance for various services.
  • Performance Optimizations: The Sertainty SDK v3.7 significantly enhances data protection and access — with the Sertainty Self-Protecting Data Files demonstrating performance gains of 20 to 30%. This breakthrough underlines the dedication to delivering robust security without compromising on performance. Creating, authorizing, and accessing Sertainty Self-Protecting Files is now more efficient, reflecting the company’s pledge to provide privacy without sacrificing speed or functionality.

Advancing Cybersecurity:

Dr. Behzad Nadji, CTO at Sertainty, asserts, “SDK v3.7 is a testament to our steadfast commitment to elevating the tools available to developers across various critical sectors worldwide, including security software, DevSecOps, and supply chain management. Our focus remains on enhancing accessibility and efficiency without compromise.”

This release is timely, aligning with the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) emphasis on secure-by-design technology. It also addresses the urgent need for reliable cybersecurity solutions, as highlighted by recent SEC filings and lawsuits focusing on cybersecurity disclosures and standards.

Dr. Stan McClellan, Co-Founder of CIEDAR and a member of the Sertainty Advisory Board, notes, “With SDK v3.7, Sertainty further empowers developers in the fight against digital misinformation and cyber threats. The Sertainty Active Intelligence technology is a platform that leapfrogs conventional approaches to authentication, context, and provenance of data. This technology has many forms of application, from cement to Twitter. This technology advances traditional data authentication methods, providing a robust response to the digital era’s challenges.”

About Sertainty

Sertainty is a technology company that empowers data with active intelligence and security. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm.

Sertainty offers pathways to a future where data is empowered, self-reliant, and self-governing. With embedded active intelligence, the company is redefining data security and management, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Learn more at www.sertainty.com.

Sertainty and GuardDog AI (Artificial Intelligence) Announce Groundbreaking Data Security Collaboration

Nashville, TN – Global data security leader Sertainty has announced a new partnership with GuardDog AI, an innovative technology company specializing in AI-powered Cybersecurity incident response automation tools and services to provide next-generation playbooks or response for data protection on any network anywhere.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, safeguarding sensitive data cannot be overstated. By utilizing the Sertainty Data Security Platform and customizing an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) developer kit, GuardDog AI and its patented technology are poised to redefine the paradigm of data security, containment, and cybersecurity incident response.

“Our mission at Sertainty has always been to empower organizations with robust data security solutions. The GuardDog AI-driven approach is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the potential of the Sertainty active intelligence technology within new, innovative frameworks and communication topologies,” said Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer at Sertainty. “Together, we are poised to deliver a new standard of data protection.”

GuardDog AI has made strides in the cybersecurity industry with its AI-powered Protective Cloud Services (PCS) platform. Their innovative technology constantly scans and analyzes network traffic, proactively automating incident response steps that otherwise need to be done manually, disrupting organizations for days and months or even putting them out of business. This collaborative effort will focus on enhancing data security at the network’s edge, negating anomalies, and mitigating vulnerabilities often exploited.

Peter Bookman, Founder and CEO at GuardDog AI, shares his enthusiasm for the collaboration. “Our partnership with Sertainty opens up a world of possibilities and playbooks for securing data comprehensively. By integrating Sertainty technology and its Digital IDs into workflows that employ our AI-driven incident response capabilities, we aim to create a fully automated and cost-effective incident response solution against emerging cyber threats.”

The Sertainty Data Privacy Platform is a leading solution in data security that empowers data files to protect themselves using a zero-trust methodology. This innovative approach prioritizes data-centric security that ensures privacy and integrity, even when traditional security measures fall short. 

Greg Taylor, CEO at Sertainty, expresses, “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with GuardDog AI. Their AI-driven network-based incident response capabilities complement our embedded active intelligence technology. The Sertainty zero-trust, data-centric security model provides an enhanced layer of defense that is critically needed in today’s complex digital ecosystem.” Taylor goes on to state, “As we collaborate to integrate our technologies, we are not just creating a robust security solution, but a dynamic ecosystem where data is not only protected but empowered. Our partnership is about envisioning a future where data privacy and security are inherent, and every piece of information is armed with the intelligence to protect itself from emerging cyber threats. Together, we are making that vision a reality.”

This collaboration between Sertainty and GuardDog AI marks a significant step toward strengthening data security in an era where cyber threats are ever-present. Together, they aim to set a new industry standard for PCS coupled with a Data-Centric orientation.

About GuardDog AI

Guard Dog Solutions Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, GuardDog AI has developed a cloud-based Autonomous Incident Response (AiR) “2022 Crystal Award Winner for Leadership in Innovation and Technology” in additionally to the triple wins in 2021 and 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award(s) for Best Threat Intelligence Solution, Best Cyber Analytics Solution, and Best Vulnerability Management Solution awards. Our Protective Cloud Service cyber security software collaborates with a companion Fido unit to simplify cybersecurity scoring and attack response. The solution provides network protection and visibility by exposing invisible threats on networks and the devices attached to their network. It uses patented technology to prevent cybersecurity threats before compromising network environments. Visit GuardDog AI for more information, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GuardDogAI or instagram@GuardDogAI

Learn more at guarddog.ai

About Sertainty

Sertainty is a technology company that uses a zero-trust methodology to empower data with active intelligence and security. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm.

Sertainty offers pathways to a future where data is empowered, self-reliant, and self-governing. With over two dozen patents and counting, the company is redefining data security and management, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Learn more at www.sertainty.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and results and will not be accurate indications of the times or by which such performance will be achieved.

CIEDAR Labs and Dr. Damian Valles Embark on Use Case Testing of Sertainty Core Technology

San Marcos, TX – The Connected Infrastructure for Education and Applied Research – CIEDAR – Consortium and its Networking Laboratory and the Ingram School of Engineering – at Texas State University are launching a groundbreaking project that will employ a dual-site system setup and the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform patented technology to transmit smart meter data for real-time AI analysis securely and digital twin monitoring.

Sertainty is pleased to partake in this new research initiative that will incorporate the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform patented technology with AI-based control strategies and machine learning in the context of a bi-directional integration in an IoT and LoRaWAN deployment at the CIEDAR Networking Lab and the Ingram School of Engineering.

Under the leadership of Dr. Damian Valles of the Ingram School of Engineering, this one-year research project has secured a budget to support these efforts. The objective is to leverage digital twin technology and real-time smart metering data from Texas State University’s STAR Park, which will focus on enhancing local energy systems, specifically smart utility meters.

“We are profoundly excited to collaborate with Texas State University’s Ingram School of Engineering, led by the insightful Dr. Damian Valles – a brilliant recruit and protégé of CIEDAR’s Co-Founder Dr. Stan McClellan. Dr. Valles presented an astute proposal for CIEDAR that brilliantly outlines the testing and prospective outcomes for CIEDAR members and the larger community,” said Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer for Sertainty.

The testing environment was constructed to model an Advanced Meter Infrastructure, with LoRaWAN as the carrier, the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform ensuring protection, and all modeled around a digital twin construct. “This venture underscores our shared vision to lead, innovate, and secure the future of smart utility management,” said Sternhell.

Moreover, the project aims to entwine a smart metering infrastructure with the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform, Long-Range communication, and AI with the aims of generating component optimization, grid analysis, control strategy testing, ensuring data quality, system integration, enhanced security, and a cost-effectiveness assessment.

Furthermore, with the dual-site system setup and the Data Privacy Platform from Sertainty, data will be securely transmitted for real-time AI analysis and digital twin monitoring. Anticipated results comprise AI-driven control strategies, a machine-learning framework, seamless system integration, enhanced security protocols, and utility company cost analysis.

The project team also plans to provide regular updates to the members of CIEDAR, develop a final report, and potentialize additional contributions to academic studies.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead in the integration of these advanced technologies, ultimately revolutionizing utility standards. By addressing challenges such as data quality, system integration, and security, we are setting a benchmark in efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” stated Dr. McClellan.

About Sertainty
Sertainty is a technology company that empowers data with active intelligence and security. The company has been on a mission to transform how data is secured, governed, and monetized. The company’s groundbreaking technology, validated by a 100% score from Veracode, enables data to act as an active participant in its lifecycle. This innovation has positioned Sertainty as a leader in introducing data-level security, a quantum-resistant solution in the zero-trust architecture realm.

Sertainty offers pathways to a future where data is empowered, self-reliant, and self-governing. With embedded active intelligence, the company is redefining data security and management, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Learn more at www.sertainty.com.

About Texas State University and CIEDAR
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is one of the largest public universities in Texas, with 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres housing two campuses and multiple research labs. TXST is a 10-year Hispanic serving institution with over 50% of the minority student body participating in over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. TXST is the only Texas university to have had a US President as a graduate.

CIEDAR is a multi-disciplinary, connected infrastructure for education, demonstration, and applied research consortium at Texas State University, delivering nine living labs for smart cities, utilities, energy, water & wastewater, buildings & infrastructure, mobility, networks, sensors, and software (AI, ML, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Databases, Blockchain, Autonomous X, Control Systems, and more).

For further information, please visit https://www.marc.txstate.edu/CIEDAR.html.

Sertainty CSO Amir Sternhell to Address 2023 Digital 360 Summit

San Marcos, TX – Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer of cybersecurity leader Sertainty, has been announced as a panel speaker at this year’s Digital 360 Summit, to be held later this month. 

The premier executive event for industrial digital transformation, the Digital 360 Summit is a division of CMG Consulting. Topics include smart city management, mobility, building technology, water resources, and more.

Sternhell will participate on the Cloud Data Management Panel with GridPathway CEO Richard Skrinde, David Forfia, Former Chairman of Gridwise Architecture Council, Stephen Elkins, TX Client Director at Microsoft, and Michael Richtbert, Former Chief Architect at Dell – EMC.

Mr. Sternhell will discuss the role of strategic direction in cloud data management, the impact of data management on organizational success, and best practices and practical tips for optimizing cloud data management processes. 

This year will be the third time Amir Sternhell has been a featured speaker at the Digital 360 Summit. Previously, Mr. Sternhell addressed AI, data supply chains, and digital supply chains with other leading industry experts. 

“We’re pleased to have Amir Sternhell returning as a panel speaker for this year’s Digital 360 Summit,” said Andres Carvallo, CEO of CMG Consulting and Co-Director of CIEDAR at TXST. “Mr. Sternhell’s experience and global contributions to the field of cybersecurity and data analytics bring a welcome perspective to our panels on critical cybersecurity and data management topics.”

As Chief Strategy Officer, Amir Sternhell has helped Sertainty to establish itself as a pioneer in the Data-Centric paradigm and an enabler to the world of cybersecurity while forging valuable partnerships with companies and leaders in the cybersecurity and Information Technology industry.

“I am excited to join the Cloud Data Management Panelist discussion to address secure cloud data management at this year’s summit,” said Mr. Sternhell. “These discussions with leaders from across the industry give us the unique opportunity to move the worlds of information security and smart data management forward.”

This year’s event will be held at the Texas State University Labs at Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park from September 26th to 29th. STAR Park is also the location of CIEDAR Labs, the digital innovation hub, which utilizes the Sertainty self-protecting data technology for secure smart city development. 

In its fifth year, the Digital 360 Summit will feature more than 60 speakers over four days. The first three days will comprise conference and panel discussions, while day four will include tours of the TXST CIEDAR living labs and several engineering on-campus labs at Texas State University. 

To learn more and register for this year’s summit, visit https://digital360summit.net/.

About Amir Sternhell

Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer, Sertainty Corporation 

Amir is a premier Corporate Strategist and Business Development person with thirty-plus years of experience in the IT industry and Corporate Learning space. He joined Sertainty Corp in August 2016 with the intent of providing strategic direction, new markets, and execution capacities to make the Sertainty Core UXP Technology and Self-Protecting-Data a global standard in the data protection space. His work has been focused on driving value into Critical Infrastructure, the DoD, and Enterprises.

Amir has over thirty years of experience in the IT and Corporate Learning industries, including two decades working for an IT company that was the pioneer in the Latin American market. He oversaw Business Development, the Business Intelligence Unit, and as a Chief Learning Officer, in which the company represented Harvard Business Publishing, ran the company’s Corporate Learning Services that catered to over 250 multinationals. Amir was the recipient of three Most Valuable Global Distributor Awards for his impact on the world of Corporate Learning and HBP’s mission of “Improving the Practice of Management in a Changing World.” 

Early in his career, Amir was the founder of the first Non-Profit Organization that assisted Israel’s burgeoning Incubator System, which hand-held over one hundred high-tech companies. Later on, he became the Vice Chairman of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, overseeing its initiatives that included major conferences on Knowledge Management, Nanotechnology, Cleantech, Smart Grids, and Cyber-technology. He received the Business Leadership Award in 2005, from the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for his pioneering work in helping Israel’s high-tech industry establish itself in the US—the youngest recipient to ever win this Award.

Amir Served in the Directorate of Military Intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces. He was awarded the Most Outstanding Soldier of the Corp. in 1981. Amir holds an AB in Political Science and Psychology, focusing on Game Theory, from Tel Aviv University in 1986. He is the recipient of three gold medals, as part of Tel-Aviv University’s Basketball team. He holds an MIA in International Economics from Columbia University ’90, where he studied under a former National Security Advisor, and an MBA from the ‘Grand Ecole’ EDHEC ’92, specializing in Technology and Management – where he graduated first in his class.

About Sertainty

A leader in zero-trust security and self-protecting data, Sertainty provides companies in a wide range of industries with data tracking, compliance, security, and governance with their Sertainty Data Privacy Platform and Unbreakable eXchange Protocol (UXP). The company is also known as a thought leader in cybersecurity, having established partnerships with other industry pioneers and consulting for the United States Department of Defense with Sertainty Federal Systems.

Cybersecurity Leader Sertainty Corporation Receives New Patent in Brazil for Intelligent Cipher Transfer Object

The newly granted patent brings the data privacy innovator’s total patent count to 17, globally.

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThe Sertainty Corporation was recently awarded a new patent in Brazil for its data privacy solutions. This latest patent and the three recently approved patents bring the tech leader’s total number of global patents to 17, worldwide.

The subject of the recent patents is a technology using proprietary methods to embed security directly into datasets, enabling developers to integrate data security seamlessly into the design and development of their software. Furthermore, this secure-by-design approach implements zero-trust principles at the data level, allowing data to be used without removing its protections, end-to-end. 

These systems, methods, and devices configured to build and utilize an intelligent cipher transfer object or Unbreakable eXchange Protocol (UXP) Object have already been patented in multiple countries, including the United States. And, Sertainty continues to expand its global reach.

“Our relentless drive for innovation has always been fueled by the aim to surmount existing data protection techniques’ limitations,” expresses Greg Taylor, CEO of Sertainty. “Achieving another patent, especially in Brazil, accentuates our commitment to setting a new data security standard on a global scale.”

In technical terms, these patented advances by Sertainty use UXP Technology to manage access based on portable, dynamic rule sets. These can provide access to some participants while preventing access to other participants. In conjunction with other Sertainty innovations, this technology can strengthen the security of vulnerable organization data and limit the dependence on encryption keys and passwords for authentication. 

“This isn’t so much about achieving patents; it’s about shifting to a “data security by design” paradigm. The Sertainty innovation is a clear response to the longstanding push by cybersecurity experts to treat security as an inherent component rather than a peripheral addition,” asserts Dan Fischer, Senior Executive Vice President of Sertainty. “Our approach is agnostic to systems, the type of data and is the world’s first set of tools that embeds security at the data level throughout its lifecycle.” 

The 17 patents held by Sertainty for its Unbreakable eXchange Protocol technology have been issued in the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and now Brazil. The technology implements zero-trust principles at the data level and provides a platform for sustainable solutions that assure data privacy, even in the case of a network or device breach. 

About Sertainty

A leader in zero-trust data privacy and self-protecting data, Sertainty provides companies in a wide range of industries with data tracking, compliance, security, and governance with their Sertainty Data Privacy Platform. The company is also known as a thought leader in cybersecurity, having established partnerships with other industry pioneers and providing consulting services for the United States Department of Defense through Sertainty Federal Systems. 

Learn more at sertainty.com.

Cybersecurity Leader Sertainty Expands Collaborative Agreement with Texas State University CIEDAR Labs

Nashville, TN – The CIEDAR Consortium of the Materials Application Research Center at Texas State University has announced that it has expanded its existing relationship with a leading cybersecurity firm Sertainty

In 2021, Texas State University and CIEDAR joined forces with Sertainty to integrate the Sertainty self-protecting data technology into CIEDAR projects aimed at eliminating potential threats to our critical infrastructure. Sertainty has granted CIEDAR and its Members a 12-month Sertainty software development kit evaluation and testing licenses to test matters inside the CIEDAR laboratories. The organization has also offered a similar license for CIEDAR members interested in developing “smart” solutions based on the Sertainty self-protecting Data Privacy Platform built on the Sertainty UXP (Unbreakable eXchange Protocol) technology. CIEDAR researchers and members include those from various sectors, including manufacturing, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines. 

“We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with Sertainty to include funded pilots aimed at utilizing the Sertainty UXP technology regarding LoRaWAN communications and Digital Twin implementations,” said CIEDAR Co-Director Andres Carvallo. “Maintaining optimum security is crucial to the long-term success of our Technology Enhanced Infrastructure (TEI) and Smart-Everything projects. Sertainty provides breakthrough technology in the zero-trust space.” 

The expanded agreement will emphasize evaluating, testing, and piloting the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform within each of the CIEDAR labs and in partnership with its members. The licensing will allow for members of CIEDAR to use and test case particular areas in which the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform lends itself, such as enacting data as a sensor, establishing a data chain of custody, and developing a digital twin capability to negate ransomware and enable big data analytics. Through this partnership, CIEDAR members interested in the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform will be able to proactively identify and understand potential threats facing IIoT tools and mitigate exposures to enable interoperability and convergence between an Operational and IT environment.  

The first testing ground for the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform technology will be inside a commercial Long-Range Wide-Area (LoRaWAN) network such as Everynet and Anterix. During these tests, CIEDAR will implement a zero-trust architecture — at the data layer, throughout the network — giving data the ability to identify and protect itself in cases where a cybersecurity perimeter has been compromised. 

The second test will be aimed at the Utility sector in Texas through the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as well as the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC). The Sertainty Data Privacy Platform technology will be leveraged to protect data in a distributed intelligence mode leading to its processing for situational awareness and analytics at the network edge. 

“The CIEDAR consortium is a perfect embodiment of the many unique areas in which the need for the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform, in the context of privacy and compliance, is advancing rapidly,” said Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer for Sertainty. “Our partnership with CIEDAR has provided us with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the range of what is possible with the Sertainty Data Privacy Platform.”

The CIEDAR-Sertainty partnership has proven to be fruitful in both directions thus far. Through the projects, Sertainty — already a leader in the world of zero-trust data privacy — has further developed its Self-Protecting Data and is in the process of asserting its Smart Messaging technology into infrastructure applications. These include a composite of sensors and mainstay devices, along the unique LoRaWAN topology. 

“The revolutionary nature of CIEDAR infrastructure means that optimal security could not be achieved through conventional means,” adds CIEDAR Co-Director Stan McClellan. “Self-Protecting Data solutions provide a framework to secure an output and command of a sensor that will make the CIEDAR mission of Technology Enhanced Infrastructure (TEI) both smart and protected.” 

For more information about the CIEDAR consortium, visit https://www.marc.txst.edu/CIEDAR. To learn more about Sertainty self-protecting data technology, visit https://www.sertainty.com/data-composition-solution/

About Sertainty

A leader in zero-trust security and self-protecting data, Sertainty provides companies in various industries with data tracking, compliance, security, and governance through their Sertainty Data Privacy Platform and Unbreakable eXchange Protocol (UXP). The company is also known as a thought leader in cybersecurity, having established partnerships with other industry pioneers, and is consulting for the United States Department of Defense as part of Sertainty Federal Systems. 

About Texas State University and CIEDAR:

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is one of the largest public universities in Texas, with 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres housing two campuses and multiple research labs. TXST is a 10-year Hispanic serving institution with over 50% of the minority student body participating in over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. TXST is the only Texas university to have had a US President as a graduate. CIEDAR is a multi-disciplinary, connected infrastructure for education, demonstration, and applied research consortium at Texas State University, delivering nine living labs for smart cities, utilities, energy, water & wastewater, buildings & infrastructure, mobility, networks, sensors, and software (AI, ML, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Databases, Blockchain, Autonomous X, Control Systems, and more).

For further information, please visit https://www.marc.txstate.edu/CIEDAR.html.

Cybersecurity Pioneer Introduces Zero-Trust Data Privacy Solution in New Whitepaper

Self-protecting data leader Sertainty has published a new whitepaper titled Quantum Computer Threats Against PKI Data Security and a Digital-ID Based Self-Protecting-Data Solution. The new whitepaper details a zero-trust data privacy solution in response to the emerging quantum computer threats against Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) data security vulnerabilities. 

In the new whitepaper, Sertainty Leadership Advisor and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Behzad Nadji lays out the framework for a revolutionary solution to one of the most prominent and unresolved weaknesses in Public/Private Key Infrastructure. 

Dr. Nadji received his Ph.D. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. Before joining Sertainty, he served as Senior Vice President at AT&T, and led the AT&T network design, development, and architecture team for the entire AT&T network. Dr. Nadji also served as the head of one of the most prestigious R&D Labs in the world, AT&T Bell Laboratories Research. Additionally, he holds over ten patents in various areas of technology. 

PKI is a technology that uses a pair of cryptographic keys, consisting of a public key and a private key, to encrypt and decrypt data and authenticate users. PKI is a common component of cybersecurity, and it enables safe communication and transactions between parties and supports digital identity and access management. Today, Public/Private Key Infrastructure is the most commonly used technology for secure communication on the Internet.

In the whitepaper, Dr. Nadji also addresses common misconceptions about the capabilities of blockchain technology in cybersecurity and presents potential solutions that can be incorporated into existing frameworks to solve the issues posed, like Grid-based Cryptography. 

Based on the industry-leading Sertainty Software Development Kit (SDK), the proposed solution utilizes self-protecting digital IDs (otherwise, Sertainty IDs or SIDs.) These SIDs are built upon a zero-trust data privacy framework. This framework comprehensively addresses the threats resulting from current and future PKI vulnerabilities.

“When we think of creating real solutions to quantum computing threats, we need to look beyond simply ‘plugging the holes’ that can be identified in existing security systems,” says Dr. Nadji. “Quantum computing threats are fundamentally different from traditional data security vulnerabilities, and therefore require a more comprehensive approach.” 

Sertainty zero-trust data privacy technology is already used in various applications, from financial technology and infrastructure projects to national intelligence operations. 

About Sertainty

A leader in zero-trust data privacy and self-protecting data, Sertainty provides companies in a wide range of industries with data tracking, compliance, security, and governance with their Sertainty Data Privacy Platform. The company is also known as a thought leader in cybersecurity, having established partnerships with other industry pioneers and providing consulting services for the United States Department of Defense through Sertainty Federal Systems. 


Learn more at https://www.sertainty.com/.

Sertainty Advances Partnerships That Prove Use Cases for Its UXP Technology

With each passing year, Sertainty technology has moved further from the conceptual stage to developing a myriad of practical applications. Sertainty has built a data-centric, data-level, self-protecting-data technology from the ground up, and what seemed impossible yesterday has become feasible and proven today. Through groundbreaking partnerships, Sertainty has already established its proofs and commercialized its technologies in concrete, transformative ways. 

As Sertainty continues to implement its technical expertise across industries, the true potential of these systems becomes more and more apparent. While each sector brings a unique set of needs and criteria, the Sertainty zero-trust security platform and advanced data privacy solutions rise to the challenge, proving, again and again, the value of the applied technology. 

Notable Partnerships and Applications

Infrastructure with CIEDAR 

Of the many applications of the Sertainty Self-Protecting-Data, infrastructure is a clear beneficiary. In 2021, Texas State University and its Connected Infrastructure Consortium- CIEDAR, joined forces with Sertainty to solve the exposure in the Energy Sector pertaining to Ransomware and flag matters with the likes of Kinder-Morgan and Production Partners. The intent for Phase 1 was to utilize the CIEDAR Consortium’s Smart Networks Lab to assert a “Digital Twin” construct aimed at a Nation-State attack on a carrier and investigate complementary technologies, toward the goal of negating such. 

The CIEDAR Sensor Lab serves as a sandbox to assert Sertainty Self-Protecting-Data and Smart Messaging technology for a composite of sensors and mainstay devices along a LoRaWAN topology. CIEDAR Smart Utilities Lab will also provide the opportunity to create a first-to-the-market Self-Protecting Data construct with EasyMetering LLC regarding securing and enabling distributed intelligence aimed at an Advanced Meter Infrastructure (HMI) Alignments with Anterix and Ericsson were close to follow, as well. 

Moreover, the CIEDAR project is also intended to benefit the Ingram Outflow Sensor Project – in the long run, since stormwater outflow of pollutants persists in the cement industry and the fines keep mounting, with a LoRaWAN-capable endpoint device that conserves power, simplifies configuration, and provides trusted telemetry and data r to a regulator or judicial court. 

Biometrics with SmartEye 

The Sertainty patent engine is responsible for monumental developments in the world of secure connections and biometrics. In 2017, Sertainty was granted Notice of Allowance for SmartID, SmartMessage, SmartLicense, SmartPortal, and SmartCloud claims. 

These technological developments came to fruition last year, when Sertainty announced its partnership with biometric authentication pioneer Smart Eye Technology. Foundational to this partnership, Sertainty UXP Technology embeds specified file restrictions in Smart Eye biometric files, giving them the ability to self-govern and self-protect. 

Critical Communications and Exploration with FAU 

Florida Atlantic University partnered with Sertainty to develop their critical communications infrastructure after identifying five use cases for Sertainty technology. Here, Sertainty solutions are aimed at securing sensitive data on an end-to-end basis using the Sertainty patented Unbreakable Exchange Protocol (UXP) technology. 

The FAU partnership is allowing Sertainty’s systems to create better solutions for applications in extreme environments and conditions. As part of the partnership, Sertainty and FAU support are focused on IoT sensors, leveraging autonomous vehicles, as well as ensuring command and control communications. 

Military Applications with UTSA-NSCC and AF16 Cyber Command 

Sertainty has also partnered with the University of Texas-San Antonio National Security Collaboration Center (UTSA-NSCC). In this instance, Sertainty Self-Protecting-Data technology will be incorporated into an NSCC contract with the AF16 Cyber Command

Moreover, this is far from the only military application of Sertainty security tools. In 2021, Representative Dr. Mark Green (R-TN) of the House Committee on Armed Services successfully incorporated the Sertainty language regarding data security “while at rest, in motion and in use” into the Department of Defense 2020 DOD Strategy. Rather than generic security measures, the language of the strategy favors functionality that, as of today, only Sertainty technology can offer. 

FinTech with Tortuga 

Tortuga Growth Partners and Sertainty are also currently in the process of finalizing a business/technology relationship, establishing Tortuga as the first Sertainty Technology Licensee. As part of the plan, Tortuga is rolling up six entities to create a FinTech-centric platform with multiple locations in six countries and combined revenue of $50M. 

Secure CCM with Uluro

Customer communications management (CCM) is perhaps one of the areas in which Sertainty technology is having the greatest impact. Uluro, a comprehensive, data-centric communications platform created by Transformations, Inc., uses Sertainty encryption to ensure security and compliance in all communication platforms. Additionally, Sertainty zero-trust protocols are integral to Uluro’s uSecure solution. 

In addition to being a powerful example of Sertainty tools in action, this partnership demonstrates the revenue-generating potential of Sertainty solutions. The fruitful effectiveness of integrated Sertainty data security tools makes fruitful partnerships like the one between Sertainty and Transformations, Inc. possible. 

Limitless Possibilities 

The above examples represent only a selection of a myriad of real-world examples where Sertainty zero-trust security technology is already forging new paths forward. While many technology platforms are fundamentally limited in their scope, Sertainty data protection technology is truly industry-agnostic, with the potential to upgrade or redefine how data is stored and distributed. 

As demonstrated by these and other partnerships, the concepts driving Sertainty data solutions more than stand up when applied to the various programs where they are needed.

Sertainty Named “Best Data Privacy System 2022 – Tennessee” by Acquisition International

Staffordshire, UK – Acquisition International Magazine (AI) has named cybersecurity leader Sertainty as the Best Data Privacy Platform 2022 – Tennessee as part of their 2022 Global Excellence Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the Global Excellence Awards are the magazine’s flagship program, built upon a foundation of quality and impartiality. Rather than entering through external nominations, recipients are selected through a merit-based system via research carried out by Acquisition International’s unbiased team. The awards then recognize winners based on significant achievements and a clear commitment to innovation in a given field.

Sertainty — a global leader in Zero-Trust cybersecurity solutions — has been awarded one of Acquisition International’s prestigious titles this year.

“We’re pleased to name Sertainty as the recipient of the Best Data Privacy Platform Tennessee award,” said AI Global Media Awards Executive Dean Taylor. “The innovation and commitment to the field of data security that Sertainty demonstrates is exactly the kind of leadership we look for in our Global Excellence winners.”

Sertainty joins other leading organizations from around the globe in this year’s list of worldwide luminaries. Pioneers in the area of self-protecting data, Sertainty provides their data security platform and Zero-Trust security solutions to private customers and government agencies alike.

“We’re honored to join the esteemed company of AI’s Global Excellence Award winners,” said Senior Sertainty Executive Vice President Dan Fischer. “We strive to continue our leadership role in secure data governance, assuring privacy at the data level through self-protecting-data. Recognition from international business leaders is precisely the sort of validation that proves the success of our efforts.”

Learn more and see the complete list of 2022 Global Excellence Awards list at https://www.acquisition-international.com/issues/issue-11-2022/21/

About Acquisition International

Acquisition International is a monthly digital international business magazine committed to bringing its readers up-to-the-minute news, commentary, and analysis. As the voice of modern business, AI is dedicated to delivering vital updates to its international circulation of 108,500+ corporate professionals and decision-makers.

Learn more at https://www.acquisition-international.com/about-us/.

About Sertainty

A leader in Zero-Trust security and self-protecting data, Sertainty provides companies in a wide range of industries with data tracking, compliance, security, and governance with their Sertainty Data Privacy Platform. The company is also known as a thought leader in cybersecurity, having established partnerships with other industry pioneers and providing consulting services for the United States Department of Defense through Sertainty Federal Systems.