David H. Holtzman

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David H. Holtzman
Born (1956-07-20) July 20, 1956 (age 67)
CitizenshipUnited States
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BS in Computer Science
Alma mater
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Maryland, BC
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Cyber security activist
  • Author
  • Entrepreneur

David H. Holtzman (born July 20, 1956) is an American cyber security activist, author, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the former CTO of Network Solutions.[1][2]


Holtzman earned his BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Computer Science from UMBC. He is a Russian honors graduate from the Defense Language Institute.[3][4]


Holzman was a cryptographic analyst with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and later oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from 500,000 domain names to more than 20 million at Network Solutions.[1][2]

In 2001, Holtzman became CEO of Opion, a $7M venture backed market research start-up that parsed newsgroups and message boards to identify influencers but was unable to raise a ‘B’ round because of the 9/11 attacks.[1][5] He has worked with Blockchain companies such as DSTOQ,[6] IPDB,[7] and BigChainDB.[8]

He was the Chief Scientist of IBM’s Internet Information Group and helped design their Cryptolope DRM system.[9] He was the CTO for Senator Evan Bayh’s Presidential campaign in 2004.[10]


Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy” (2006)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "On a digital privacy crusade". CNET.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Online Buzz Tough to Manage and Measure". www.cbsnews.com.
  3. Webteam, University of Pittsburgh University Marketing Communications. "University Times » Best protection for digital assets? Economic, expert says".
  4. "Holtzman, David H. 1956- | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com.
  5. Henry, Shannon (22 February 2001). "Three Potential Survivors" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  6. "DSTOQ Builds Team & Increases Outreach; David Holtzman Promoted to New CSO". Crowdfund Insider. 15 November 2018.
  7. "IPDB Foundation Assumes Governance of BigchainDB Software and Testnet". Medium. 13 April 2019.
  8. "Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works Second Public Meeting" (PDF).
  9. staff, CNET News. "IBM makes cryptolope deal". CNET.
  10. "Key People- Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)". p2008.org.

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