The Universal Communication Identifier is the world's first blockchain-enabled service for supply chain security, device management, software licensing, and equipment tracking.
The Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry annually sells approximately $140B in counterfeit parts resulting in 6.5% of ICT products having counterfeit parts and nearly 20% of mobile phones shipped being fake. The key takeaway: our ICT infrastructure is in desperate need of network and product security.
The Universal Communication Identifier (UCID™) goes beyond current standards that concentrate solely on organizational information security and are not specific enough to address potential security vulnerabilities in the supply chain.
With over five billion people using mobile phones, smartphones have become the number one target of malicious actors. The UCID™ pairs a technology known for its ability to provide verification with industries that have the most to lose from a lack of security.
Leveraging the blockchain, UCID™ can properly verify software bill-of-material licensing and periodically check cybersecurity vulnerability databases for required updates.
TNS and Rypplzz are using Interlife™ spatial engineering technology to add geolocation data and geofenced management to the UCID™ solution. These enhancements dramatically improve security and provide real-time operational options.
For example, an organization could disable software running on an UCID™ provisioned piece of equipment based on its location.
UCID™ capabilities include hardware and software bill-of-material, counterfeit device detection, and software remediation monitoring.
These capabilities enhance an organization’s hardware and software supply chain visibility, component provenance, and internal change management processes.
Threats to global supply chains are increasing exponentially, as is the proliferation of IoT devices. UCID represents a leap forward that enables us to stay inside the technological turn of malign actors.
On UCID: We think blockchain is a wonderful way to help add immutability, something that has not yet been used widely in the telecom space.
ComSovereign/Virtual NetCom manufactures communications gear for mission-critical communications for Public Safety, Homeland Security, Department of Defense and commercial Private Network users. We are upgrading our devices to use eSIM technology and would like to link the eSIM to the UCID to record relevant security and usage data onto the blockchain.