Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal Join Forces to Thwart Software Cyber Threats

Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal are working together to mitigate cyber threats across Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ software supply chain by integrating immutable digital integrity into architecture supporting research, design, development, manufacturing, integration and sustainment of its advanced products and services.

Through the long-term agreement, the team envisions integrating the aerospace community’s first mathematically verifiable end-to-end integrity check from the external software supply chain, through the development process and all the way to verification on delivered military systems. This digital transformation initiative will mitigate cyber threats across the software supply chain using KSI® blockchain signatures.

“Lockheed Martin is committed to continuous Agile development of secure software,” said Ron Bessire, vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “This collaboration with Guardtime Federal assures the highest level of digital security and enhances the integrity of our aircraft, further enabling pilots to achieve mission success in hostile cyber environments.”

Beyond the software development supply chain, the agreement also enables KSI® integration into the architecture of large-scale digitally directed manufacturing equipment to deter and detect any unauthorized residuals from third party routine maintenance actions. The desired end state is an advanced high integrity aerospace digital supply chain.

“Whether the operation is land, sea, air, space, or cyber space, the control flow of digital data and processes is key to mission success,” said David Hamilton, president of Guardtime Federal. “Our collaboration with Lockheed Martin is delivering a mathematically provable process for data integrity to the customer to assure that the software envisioned, developed, tested and certified is what makes it onto the platform every time.”