A data trust standard for smart distributed systems

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By Hebberly Ahatlan


Smart distributed systems (SDS) are the foundation of smart cities, utilities, supply chains, and hospitals. They support digital marketplaces where data is exchanged to generate value in the form of social services, business functionality, or money. They are the engine of modern economies and communicate data and real-time requests from multiple parties, with diverse owners. Their operations are more efficient, fueled by insights from AI and data intelligence to deliver safer, more efficient, and sustainable environments. 

But what would happen if the data used by these systems is compromised? If hacked, these systems would at best become inefficient or  wasteful and inefficient, and could even become lethal weapons. 

System security for heterogeneous, distributed energy systems is imperative but also difficult, and effective operational and secure interoperability requires a strategic approach that does not compromise data integrity or system protection. 

Intertrust is addressing these challenges through a layered trust model to minimize the burdens of interoperability to allow secure collaboration of data within SDSes. We co-founded a global standard that lays the framework for interoperability, security, and authentication across the totality of the smart distributed system.Learn more about this new trust standard by reading our recent white paper, Standardized trust for data security and interoperability within smart distributed systems.