GCN: HHS investigates blockchain for securing log files

“It was a groundbreaking moment when the Department of Health and Human Services received an authority to operate for HHS Accelerate, which uses distributed-ledger technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence to streamline procurement.” “Now, the HHS Division of Acquisition is looking to test new blockchain applications to help it meet requirements of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.”

“One potential application deals with securing the log files that HHS automatically collects on activity across its systems. CDM requires federal agencies to review all their audit/log files to check for suspicious activity.”

“Oki Mek, chief product officer in the HHS Division of Acquisition, thinks blockchain can be used to prevent the tampering with the log files…” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS investigates blockchain for securing log files – By Sara Friedman, March 18, 2019. GCN.

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