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Innovation Insight for Blockchain-Enabled Data Security Applications

Published: 22 June 2018

ID: G00352074

Analyst(s): Jonathan Care , David Mahdi


Blockchain promises innovative decentralized methods to establish trust and resiliency for data security. Yet, it is still immature and industry standards are in their infancy. Security and risk management leaders must manage the hype around blockchain and monitor its potential for data security.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Ensuring Trust Between Community Participants
    • Integrity, Trust and Immutability
    • Resiliency/Availability
    • Blockchain Data Security Example Use Cases
  • Risks
    • Platform Maturity
    • Scalability and Response Time
    • Security Risks to Blockchain Ecosystems
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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