SunSpec Blockchain- Real ID for SSL

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SunSpec Blockchain is a distributed database containing cryptographic private key security information.  Most people don’t understand what that means, so in this post we’re going to compare it to something almost everyone recognizes:  Real ID. What is Real ID? “The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain…

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SunSpec Blockchain- Additional commentary on key requirements

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It’s been a week since the SunSpec Blockchain specification was published. The specification lists 29 requirements for the blockchain implementation.  This post is for readers who have already read the document and would like more color on requirements 1, 17, 18, 21, 25, and 27. If you want some background on SunSpec Blockchain without reading the whole specification visit our…

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SolarWinds, SunSpec Blockchain, and the Security of Software Updates

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While the cybersecurity world was occupied analyzing the epic SolarWinds attack, the SunSpec Alliance quietly released its SunSpec Blockchain specification for public comment.  Those familiar with the SunSpec effort know that it addresses supply chain cybersecurity attacks.  So the obvious question is- how does SunSpec Blockchain prevent attacks such as SolarWinds?   SolarWinds is a supply chain attack.  In the cybersecurity…

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