Factom has received aÂ Department of Homeland Security grant worthÂ $192,380 to start beta testing of aÂ blockchain technology designed to secure data in connected devices.
DHS said Friday the Austin, Texas-based company will evaluate a combination ofÂ blockchain and critical infrastructure sensor technologies in an outside location with minimal connectivity under the final phase of theÂ Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
â€œIn Phase IV, Factom will deploy this technology in a realistic field environment with Customs and Border Protection to understand its operational impacts,” saidÂ Anil John, aÂ program manager at DHS’ science and technology directorate.
The company seeks to demonstrate the reliability of internet-of-things devices to spoof, disrupt or modify information from ground cameras and sensors.
Blockchain technology is designed to process transactions asÂ blocks of information in a sequenced data chain to protect against data disruption, DHS noted.