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Cyber Defense Initiative 2017

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 12 - Tue, Dec 19, 2017
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Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife?

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Now that the price of a single Bitcoin surpasses the price of an ounce of gold, is blockchain becoming a runaway train with businesses scrambling to hop on? If so, how can you take advantage of this opportunity, and will the mistakes be minor or catastrophic?

Blockchain as a technology has been proposed as a solution to everything from frictionless currency transfer to tracking cargo on ships. With over one billion dollars in venture funds invested and several hundred patents filed, every security professional must know the impact on organizations in terms of risk, volatility, and competitiveness. This talk will explore alternative uses for blockchain technology other than cryptocurrency, and provide a framework for utilizing and securing a technology considered as disruptive as the Internet was in the 1990s.


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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
Thursday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Thursday, December 14th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Exploitation 101: Stacks, NX/DEP, ASLR and ROP! David Hoelzer Thursday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Friday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 15th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Friday, December 15th, 4:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 15th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Presentation Scott Cassity Friday, December 15th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Three C's to Building a Mature Awareness Program Lance Spitzner Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Control Things Platform Justin Searle Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife? G. Mark Hardy Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
An Interactive Look at Defeating Advanced Adversaries and Implementing Kill Chain Controls Stephen Sims Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Saturday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Introducing DeepBlueCLI, a PowerShell Module for Hunt Teaming Via Windows Event Logs Eric Conrad Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Building an Effective Security Monitoring Program Jake Williams Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Industrial Control System Active Defense and Threat Intelligence Robert M. Lee Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Security Impact of IPv6 Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D. Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
When IoT Attacks: Understanding the Safety Risks Associated With Connected Devices Billy Rios Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, December 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Fortune 100 InfoSec on a Budget Eric Capuano Sunday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night