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Crystal City 2014

Crystal City, VA | Mon, Sep 8 - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
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Weaponizing Digital Currency

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Wednesday, September 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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, September 8
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 8th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar Tuesday, September 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Digital Forensics - The Human Cost Lee Whitfield Tuesday, September 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Weaponizing Digital Currency G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, September 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Active Defense in Network Security Robert M. Lee Wednesday, September 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating Linux Memory Capture for Analysis Hal Pomeranz Thursday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Reverse Engineering Mac Malware Sarah Edwards Thursday, September 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, September 12
Session Speaker Time Type
New School Forensics: Latest Tools and Techniques in Memory Analysis Chad Tilbury Friday, September 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night