Locking Down Risks in the Data Center Supply Chain: Up Close with DUST Identity’s Ophir Gaathon at CAPRE’s Boston Data Center Summit

BOSTON, MA – The digital journey is an omnipresent part of the data center conversation of today. CAPRE does its part in driving that conversation by ensuring the digital journey is integral to its data center summits. “Trends in Power, Cooling, AI, and IoT in the Management and Operations of the Data Center” was a marquee panel in that regard at CAPRE’s Third Annual Boston Data Center Summit, which moderated by Moderator Dawn Fitzgerald, Director of Digital Transformation for Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, who posed a question to Ophir Gaathon, Co-Founder and CEO of DUST Identity about halfway through the session. “Ophir, I’d like to ask you a question here. We’re talking about data. You’re focused on security. Specifically, security tags,” began Fitzgerald. “In taking a look at this digital journey that we’re on, and how to actually use IoT and Augmented or Artificial Intelligence, what are some of the biggest risks that you’ve seen within supply chain security for data centers today?” “I’ll refer to the physical aspect, because that’s what we specialize in,” replied Gaathon. “We were told about certain security concerns about maintaining assets, from fighter jets to data centers. [We focus on] ability to maintain the integrity of that hardware throughout this journey.” First, Gaathon outlined that journey from the point of manufacturing. “You have a manufacturer that has a contract with suppliers. You want to make sure that the manufacturer and their agents…