David Holtzman, renowned designer of the global Domain Name Service (DNS) registration system used by ICANN and author of several privacy-focused books, has accepted an advisory role in the blockchain-based cybersecurity solution. Naoris Protocol blocks.
In his new role as Naoris Distributed Systems, Cybersecurity and Blockchain Infrastructure Advisor, Holtzman will support the Naoris team across all verticals. This will involve involvement in marketing, technology and strategy to help the startup achieve its goal of delivering end-to-end data privacy and security by leveraging its proprietary CyberMesh technology.
Best known as an early Internet pioneer, Holtzman served as CTO of Network Solutions in the late 1990s. During his tenure at Network Solutions (which was later acquired by Verisign in 2000), he helped lay the foundations of the modern Internet still in use today. Holtzman managed the Internet’s root server, eventually designing the global DNS record system.
Prior to joining Network Solutions, Holtzman was Chief Scientific Officer of IBM Internet Information and led a large R&D group at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Holtzman is also the architect of Minerva, a distributed system used by Wall Street and NATO, and the author of books like Privacy Lost (2006) and How To Survive Identity Theft (2008). In addition to his professional roles, Holtzman has mentored teams, entrepreneurs and technology leaders for over 25 years. Now, his inclusion on Naoris Protocol’s advisory board aims to help the project expand its still fledgling footprint.
David Carvalho, CEO and Founder of Naoris Protocol, is very optimistic about the future of Naoris, especially with the expertise and experience of David Holtzman at their side. He explains, “We are incredibly lucky to be working with David Holtzman as an advisor to the project, we wouldn’t have the internet as we know it today without him and we’re honored to be able to put together some very impactful new use cases and ideas. .with David.
“This is an exciting and critical time for Naoris Protocol as we strive to bring together the best and most visionary of Web2 and Web3 to evolve our Decentralized CyberSecurity Mesh approach. Having David Holtzman on board, with his incredible knowledge and his world-changing experience, makes us feel good about the future of all things digital,” according to Carvalho.
Holtzman’s expertise in verticals such as privacy, encryption, ethics, cybersecurity, digital ledgers and intellectual property will play a key role in shaping the future of the Naoris protocol. The Naoris team is currently working to unveil its Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by the end of the year before releasing a full version for multiple Web2 customers by mid-2023.
By using blockchain technology, Naoris Protocol reinvents the traditional approach to cybersecurity. It aims to remove all single points of failure common to existing security solutions by using a Distributed Proof of Security (dPoSec) consensus mechanism alongside its CyberSecurity Mesh HyperStructure property. The platform recently raised $11.5 million from a consortium of venture capital funds and angel investors such as Brendan Holt Dunn, Draper Associates, Holdun Family Office, Holdun Opportunity Fund, Holt Xchange, Level One Robotics, SDC Management and Uniera, among others.
Commenting on its decision to align with the Naoris protocol, Holtzman notes, “Naoris Protocol has the right ideas. Over my many decades of experience working with disruptive innovators, I’ve come to the conclusion that a company’s most valuable differentiator is the strength of its underlying core principles and values. The Naoris protocol started from a good place and its technology aligns directly with their beliefs. The value of networked decentralization cannot be overstated, and their new approach of applying it to security validation is significant and potentially game-changing.