Data Management

INF PaaS  builds on a developed technology stack and complements

  • Data agnostic

    INF PaaS stores data as is. The delivered data is neither checked, nor questioned. INF PaaS just adds meta information, such as plausibility and INF score of data provider. The algorithms for both are public available and are commented for different audiences in all languages needed in the respective market. Technology wise, INF PaaS is EL-T (Extract, Load & Transform). The ladder will only happen on the data retrieval side, either by the data retrieving party or as a service from INF or its 3rd party market place participants.

  • SILO

    By applying IAM (Identity and Access Management) and related technologies INF PaaS provides data SILO’s allowing the data owners to decide and control which data is accessible and to whom. This functionality is made available by profiles, allowing non technical affine customers to easily define access, as well as in detail to allow customers, trained consultants and technical staff to handle the SILO ability in detail. Data is always encrypted especially for the accessing party and stored tamper proofed in the system – whilst this results in data duplication, it allows secure, scalable and tamper proof storage and provision of this data.

  • Combining ‘legacy’ and new

    Whilst blockchain technologies leaving the hype and entering the production and operational mode, they still suffer from performance issues when it comes to search and indexing. New technology approaches, like Tangle based IOTA, do seem to fix this, however, they are not production ready now.

    This in mind, INF PaaS does always keep information in the ledger of its used blockchain technologies also in a ‘legacy’ technology. This means even if the blockchain breaks, the service can be ongoing and the blockchain easily re-created / fixed due to the fact that all transactions are stored in parallel. For this attempt, INF PaaS is using Azure Cosmos DB technologies and further on other, similar technologies.

Security

Tamper-proof – Data is stored by using a mixture of cryptographic technologies, including Blockchain technologies

  • INF PaaS uses linear and curved based encryption algorithms based on the most recent security knowledge. These algorithms and their implementation is going to be public available to provide the highest possible level of trust and security. INF is maintaining the encryption level and will – except for known exploits – on a yearly base change and implement these algorithms into the production system to make sure that encryption is always on the ‘latest’ security level.

  • Data within INF PaaS is stored for as long as its owner wishes, however INF will – usually – archive the data and its security related information after 12 months. As of by now, access to data is available for 10 years and afterwards deleted if no legal rights apply.

  • Communication within INF PaaS and over INF APIs is using perfect forwarding secrecy and related technologies, e.g. Signal protocol is one of the candidates for this approach.

  • Data within INF PaaS is mainly not stored within a ledger but within the INF PaaS infrastructure. It is stored in different encryption technologies, locations and even within a SILO. Whenever data is in question, these locations and the there existing data is verified by a number of mechanisms and in short time. WatchGuard’s running such verifications on regular base.

Data tampering within the INF infrastructure is therefor a more complex, if not impossible attempt.

Compliance

INF PaaS is always fully compliant with any country specific regulation, like GDPR as well as market specific regulations, like food safety regulations.

  • INF PaaS is data and business agnostic and must, according to its customer contracts, be seen and understood as external data processing service to its customers, INF is not reliable for data it stores and transports.INF itself is strongly focused on data minimization principles, stores all data, even its own, fully encrypted and deletes data as soon as possible.INF does provide all necessary functionalities to deliver GDPR related functionality.

  • If a countries law is requiring INF to provide (all) data related to relevant country activities,  INF will store this data, encrypted but governmental accessible, in a parallel ledger which is only accessible to the government in question.

    The ledger location can be located within the governmental environment if needed.

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