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MILITARY-GRADE
AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY

OxCEPT builds battlefield strength authentication technologies
to protect applications, devices, and the people who use them.

MOBILITY & CONNECTEDNESS
ALSO BRINGS RISK

Technology trends such as bring your own device (BYOD) and the advancing world of the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to create challenges for those tasked with securing corporate networks, devices, and the private communications data which flows through them.

Data breaches can result in significant consequences, including financial penalties, loss of Intellectual Property (IP) and reputational damage to those that fail to protect sensitive data and communications.

The question to ask is, what do you have to lose in the event of a data breach?

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TRUE MILITARY-GRADE TECHNOLOGY

The British Ministry of Defence and US Navy had similar needs. They needed to protect the private communications between coalition soldiers, which if being intercepted by enemy forces, could endanger their lives.

They required a way to quickly bootstrap secure channels of communication between ad hoc battlefield teams. These ‘channels’ needed to be ready within minutes, using potentially compromised networks, and a variety of devices.

No small challenge, but with funding of $1.1M from the MOD and US Navy, a cyber-security team at the University of Oxford went to work finding solution.

The outcome? The team delivered a virtually unbreakable authentication protocol which fulfilled the difficult requirements.

This protocol, called HCBK (for Hash Commitment Before Knowledge), is now patented in both US and European markets, has been included in the world standard ISO 9798-6, and is currently being deployed commercially by OxCEPT to protect enterprise teams around the world.

INVENTED AT UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
FOR THE UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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OxCEPT is a team of security and communication experts. We’re on a mission creating technologies and products to protect applications, devices and people in the digital world from hackers and thieves.

OxCEPT’s products are founded on patented authentication protocols invented at Oxford University. We’ve just made the first one commercially available via Scrambl, a secure Instant Messaging communications app currently in private beta and slated for public release in 2016.