The Countermark Blog

1st Law of data security

22nd January 2024

  1st Law of data security: ‘We can design a system that’s proof against accident or stupidity; but we can’t design one that’s proof against deliberate malice…’ Arthur C Clark’s (ACC’s) Law appears in Chapter 28 of his 1968 book, 2001: A Space Odyssey, after we discover that the spaceships AI system, HAL, resolves conflicting […]

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Faking of aircraft repair forms

15th December 2023

The paper form used to show that a repaired aircraft part is genuine is mandatory and has the same format all over the planet. So cannot be changed without regulatory effort on all continents. The form is called Form1 It requires an original signature, and no way for the buyer to verify the signature. We […]

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Thousands of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork by AOG Technics

15th December 2023

Jet engine maker CFM International said thousands of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork by AOG Technics. Countermark stops this type of fraud. The aerospace industry uses a standard FORM1, to vouchsafe repaired and resold parts. The only authentication is a signature that the buyer cannot compare with the genuine signature. Countermark […]

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University of Wales Trinity St David – introducing Countermark as a blockchain backed traceability tool

27th October 2023

  At the University of Wales Trinity St David this week – introducing Countermark as a blockchain backed traceability tool. UWTSD is developing and showcasing factory 4.0 including a range of digital technologies to enhance the competitiveness of Welsh businesses. Their workshop is set up to show case the technology, train personnel and support technology […]

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