Capital City 2014

Washington, DC | Mon, Jul 7 - Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Weaponizing Digital Currency

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Wednesday, July 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Satoshi Nakamoto wasn't stupid. In the early days, he (they) mined over 1,000,000 Bitcoins when nobody really cared. If Bitcoin continues to increase in value at the rate it did last year, someone will be holding a massive currency weapon. George Soros destabilized the British pound in 1992 and made over £1,000,000,000 profit. In the largest counterfeiting operation in history, Nazi Germany devised Operation Bernhard to destabilize the British economy by dropping millions of pounds from Luftwaffe aircraft. If the holder of the megabitcoin has a currency digital weapon that works frictionlessly in milliseconds, against whom will he target it? Can it destabilize an entire government? Can it be continuously reused for blackmail? What should governments be doing now to plan for this contingency and fight back? We'll discuss an entirely new class of information weapon -- digital cryptocurrency -- and how it might either change the course of history, or be relegated to the ash heap of failure.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Monday, July 7
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Mike Poor Monday, July 7th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Who's Watching the Watchers? Mike Poor Monday, July 7th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 8
Session Speaker Time Type
50 Shades of Hidden - Diving Deep Into Code Injection Jake Williams Tuesday, July 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 9
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, July 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Weaponizing Digital Currency G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, July 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Incident Response and Forensics In The Cloud Paul A. Henry Thursday, July 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, July 11
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Friday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night