Posted on June 13, 2018 by staff

Ex-NATO intelligence lead joins cyber security firm


Blockchain-based cyber security company Naoris has brought ex-NATO intelligence chairman onto its advisory board.

Kjell Grandhagen is the former head of the Norwegian armed forces and chairman of NATO’s intelligence committee. He joins Naoris’ advisory board to help transform cyber intelligence with blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies.

Naoris is a holistic blockchain-based cyber security platform, working to improve the security of businesses around the world using a new blockchain solution that is significantly more robust, efficient and secure.

Grandhagen will advise the team on where its technology is needed most and how it can use its innovative solution to change the current dynamics of cyber security.

Naoris’ platform harnesses blockchain technologies and AI to offer near-instant detection and response, compiled on a decentralized and immutable blockchain.

It applies AI learning algorithms in cyber security, creating a unique peer-to-peer format that enables a new device to establish the behaviours of its neighbours and vice versa.

For a threat actor to be successful in such an environment, it would have to hit the potentially massive network all at once.

Therefore, while a greater number of devices traditionally weaken security, Naoris’ model becomes exponentially more secure and agile as the network expands.

Each node in the blockchain acts as an additional layer of protection and effectively outmanoeuvres hackers. This makes it ‘unhackable’, shielding any connected device.

Naoris’ platform is able to accommodate tens of billions of devices and its solutions will be deployed for hard-to-defend environments including governments, the military and large corporations in the private sector, as well as individuals.

Kjell Grandhagen served as head of the Norwegian Military Academy from 1996 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2003 headed the 6th Division, with the rank of Major General.

In 2009 he was appointed head of the Norwegian Intelligence Service and, more recently, was chairman of NATO’s Intelligence Committee.

He specialises in advising businesses on cybersecurity and what they can do to defend against future threat actors.

“Hackers are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, exploiting a model that has remained static for 35 years,” said Grandhagen.

“Hackers are infiltrating systems using the latest intel on the dark web, whilst many security systems are left dangerously exposed.

“Naoris’ platform is a true game-changer, transforming the status quo in the market. They have developed something interesting where the power of the collective, with infinite scalability, can provide a huge amount of protection.”

Naoris founder and CEO David Carvalho said: “Naoris’ vision is to redefine the way cyber security is thought about and delivered. By leveraging the benefits of blockchain technologies, our platform reverses the problems in the current, systemically broken, market.

“To include Kjell Grandhagen on our advisory board will help us keep ahead of the developments of hackers and other such threat actors.

“The knowledge he has obtained through years in cyber security on a global scale will prove to be an invaluable resource for Naoris. He has already given us a great deal of insight and has given a new importance to our already innovative solution.”