16. 1. 2020 - Workshop Cyber security/defence

16. 1. 2020 - Workshop Cyber security/defence

16. 1. 2020 – Cyber security/defence

“Understanding block-chain makes you go mad, unless you start your own cult” – Arif Naseem


Blockchain – The New Technology of Trust


A blockchain is a distributed public ledger – a database with a set of pre-defined rules for how the ledger is appended by the distributed consensus of the participants in the system. Due to its widely witnessed property, blockchain technology makes it also impossible to change the data already on the blockchain.

In a military operational domain, the absolute knowledge that data is not compromised is a crucial feature in a number of areas. In personal identification, the data links to access and identity management of networks and facilities, medical records, unit assignments and weapon authorizations. In asset tracking, the data links to the distribution of scarce resources that are vital for the maintenance and operational status of weapon systems and support systems. In command and control, the operational orders are literally a matter of life and death, and compromise can lead to war crimes and other wrongdoing.

Blockchain technology can have a positive effect in these matters as the complexity of operations increase and the exchange of data about personnel, assets and C2 cross more and more borders between mission participants, cultures, languages and standards. Blockchains are indifferent to all these factors.

The Challenge: To investigate opportunities to use blockchain technology to detect compromised operational data in unspecified operational domains such as personal identification, asset tracking and C2 documentations (such as OPORDs and derived orders and annexes).

For whom

For everyone interested in the New Technology of Trust

Type of event

When and where

  • January 2020
  • Národní 1009/3, Prague
  • Room no. 205

ContactMonika Kukol′ Sochorová, +420 731 663 879