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6 Ways Blockchain Can Be Used To Make Cloud Customers More Secure

From ensuring that data is fresh at all times to simplifying the management of consent to cutting out third party intermediaries, here's how six cloud security experts said blockchain could be a boon for businesses.

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Accurately Record If A User Should Be Trusted

In a zero-trust model, organizations are looking to pair trusted users, trusted devices, and the applications they can access, according to Brian Roddy, vice president of cloud security for San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems.

Blockchain could be an interesting way to augment the ability to trust users and devices, Roddy said. Specifically, Roddy said the use of a ledger system to record with guaranteed authenticity which users are and are not trusted helps create chains of trust between users and the devices themselves.

A trust ledger can be used to help stop people from impersonating other folks, Roddy said. Although blockchain currently can be a little complicated to deploy and manage, Roddy said it offers tremendous promise around establishing the trustworthiness of users and deices.

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