Company Collaborates with Marist College to Develop and Secure a Hyperledger Fabric Application for Philanthropies
RENO, Nev., April 25, 2018
RENO, Nev., April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTI), a leading provider of next generation cyber defense solutions, is pleased to announce their most recent collaboration with Marist College to develop and secure a Hyperledger Fabric™ blockchain application. The blockchain application, designed to eliminate fraud from philanthropic contributions, integrates BlackRidge endpoint software to secure all transactions to and from the Hyperledger Fabric based transaction system, and provides person-based authenticated linkages between all parties engaged in the transaction.
BlackRidge experts joined with Marist faculty and IT Technical staff to collaborate with Marist Computer Science and Mathematics’ sophomore, Alissa Sytsma, to develop the Hyperledger Fabric based blockchain application, which she presented at the 2018 Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (CURSCA) annual showcase. “Our partnership with BlackRidge has been tremendous in understanding blockchain technology, how to secure it, and drive innovation in this space,” said Dr. Roger Norton, Dean of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics. “We collaborated with BlackRidge, Marist students, faculty, and IT staff to architect and design the solution.”
“The research we have done with BlackRidge Technology is a great example of how Marist College approaches innovation. Including our students as young paraprofessionals with the institution’s strong applied research culture makes Marist unique within higher education,” said Bill Thirsk, Vice President of Information Technology/CIO at Marist College. “Having BlackRidge as a joint research and technology incubation partner further differentiates us. Marist will continue to develop the fraud avoidance system in conjunction with BlackRidge to provide an immutable Hyperledger Fabric blockchain that secures transactions using BlackRidge’s cybersecurity stack.”
“Marist College has been a tremendous cybersecurity research partner for BlackRidge, providing access to IT resources and faculty and students to collaborate on our products and solutions. Most recently, we collaborated on providing an active cyber defense for distributed network-based applications including blockchains to protect them from unidentified and unauthorized discovery and access and from DDoS attacks. We look forward to working with Maristto bring to market their hosted blockchain solution secured by BlackRidge,” said Bob Graham, CEO of BlackRidge Technology.
About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology provides an adaptive cyber defense solution that enables our customers to deliver more secure and resilient business services in today’s rapidly evolving technology and cyber threat environments. The BlackRidge Adaptive Trust solution provides end-to-end security that proactively isolates cloud services, protects servers and segments networks. Our patented First Packet Authentication™ technology authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of network sessions. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. For more information, visit www.marist.edu.
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