This interview is part of our new Blockchain In Cybersecurity series, where we interview the world's leading thought leaders on the front lines of the intersections between blockchain and cybersecurity.
In this interview we speak with Nemanja Djordjevic Goya, Creative Director and Founding Member of IAP, to understand how his company is using blockchain to transform the cybersecurity business, and what the future of the industry holds.
1. What’s the story behind IAP? Why and how did you begin?
ND: As one of the founding members I’m with IAP since the beginning and ever since I am the Creative Director in charge of visual design and UX.
We are a community of passionate individuals who share a common mission: to reinvent transparency for the age of mistrust.
Together we are building IAP, the platform and a product ecosystem that combine next-generation innovations in distributed ledger technologies, zero-knowledge proofs, meta-consensus protocols, artificial intelligence, IoT analytics, SaaS functionality and machine learning to solve some of the worlds biggest challenges.
In other words: When there is an issue of trust, the IAP removes the need for it.
2. Please describe your use case and how IAP uses blockchain:
ND: The IAP is a next generation distributed ledger technology information assurance, regtech and cybersecurity platform. Applications built on the IAP solve problems surrounding the storing, processing and transmission of information for individuals, organisations including distributed autonomous organisations (DAOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs), companies and governments.
The IAP team is comprised of cybersecurity white-hats, industry and academic advisors and governance, risk and compliance experts with centuries of combined professional experience.
The IAP’s innovative combination of blockchain technology, zero-knowledge proofs and meta-consensus protocols allow for any of these parties to cryptographic prove the existence of evidence, states or activities to any interested party. Moreover, they allow for complete transparency without sacrificing the privacy of sensitive data.
3. Could you share a specific customer/user that benefits from what you offer? What has your service done for them?
ND: While the technology is optimised for security and efficiency, the range of possible applications reaches to almost every facet of society. The IAP can help individuals, start-ups, SMEs, Blue Chip companies, legal firms, consultants, DAOs, NGOs and governments with trust and transparency challenges related to the existence of data, evidence, IoT states, series of events, chains of custody and states of affairs, both historically and in real time, while always giving the user full control over privacy.
For example, the product that we are making is the Blockliance system that uses a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) application of the Information Assurance Platform (IAP), with its unique assurance license token model. In doing so, it solves governance, risk and compliance security and business problems by providing a standardised, decentralised, immutable, trestles and cost-effective system for individuals and organisations to provide information assurance verifying parties of arbitrary types the ability to validate the assurance of opposing entities in a flexible, adaptive and efficient way, while reducing complexity and risk.
4. What other blockchain use cases in cybersecurity are you excited about?
ND: The Blockliance that I previously mentioned is a distributed multi-chain ledger platform that will utilize the IAP to solve governance, risk and compliance. The Blockliance solves the $22 billion governance, risk and compliance problem for organizations across the globe. Its software transforms the task of “becoming and staying compliant” from a painful and expensive exercise to a simpler, cheaper, more predictable experience for all stakeholders.
Current efforts to reach compliance are costly, unreliable and difficult to scale. Engaging in these mandated projects frequently requires expertise in the particular framework, often with very different methodologies and levels of proscription and assessment, which has led to the compliance consulting industry now being worth an estimated $65billion annually by 2025.
5. Where will IAP be in 5 years?
ND: In five years, IAP will be a globally adopted ecosystem for digital trust and the pendulum will swing from adoptees being the minority to majority with businesses that fail to demonstrate cutting edge levels of transparency becoming increasingly suspicious.