Serial numbers are becoming antiquated tools for protecting hardware identity, thankfully the Dust Identity startup is now offering a new solution that utilizes diamond dust. According to Ophir Gaathon, CEO and co-founder of the start-up, "We help enterprises and governments to prevent hardware tampering and data breaches." This is achieved through the company's proprietary tech, Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST). This technology uses a thin layer of coating made with tiny diamonds, which can serve as serial numbers or a barcode for identification.
The unique pattern created with the diamond dust coating is key to authenticating the hardware and is described as an "unclonable and uncompromisable security tracking solution." The process offered by Dust Identity may sound expensive, but the process is actually quite affordable as it utilizes diamond waste that is produced by diamond manufacturing.