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S10E03: The Decentralisation of the Internet

Davi Ottenheimer

Davi Ottenheimer joins us to discuss how the Internet has evolved since its creation. We also dive into the issues with Facebook, and why everyone needs to deactivate their social media accounts.

Davi is President of flyingpenguin and helps lead security on Inrupt’s Solid mission to “course-correct the Web”. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Anjuna Security (confidential compute) and Accenture (future technology) and has more than twenty-five years of experience managing global security engineering, operations and assessments, including over a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. Davi is co-author of the book “Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack,” published in May 2012 by Wiley. His next book is about the Realities of Securing Big Data.

He has served as head of security and trust across multiple industries, including data storage and management technology vendors (ArcSight, EMC, VMware, and Yahoo!), the world’s largest investment fund manager at that time (BGI), an international retailer/wholesaler (West Marine), and higher education, healthcare and aerospace (UCSC, UIowa, UARC NASA). His role at Yahoo! was the “dedicated paranoid” responsible for more than two billion users’ safety in global IoT (hundreds of millions of mobile/cellular, broadband and cable products). In 2017 he created and led the team that developed a client-side field-level encryption system for a NoSQL database, released to the public in 2019.

One great advantage of the Internet is that we now have access to many information that we never had before. Davi argues, however, we always have that amount but in different ways. Other advantages to the Internet are apparent, such as connectedness. However, one huge problem is that it has given the freedom to people to harm on the Internet without repercussion.

What will the future of the Internet look like, especially with Zuckerberg’s Metaverse?

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