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Norfolk 2019

Norfolk, VA | Mon, Mar 18 - Sat, Mar 23, 2019
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Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Monday, March 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

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 explain blockchain technology, how it can do much more than cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and the basics of "smart contracts." We'll separate the hype from the fact, and look at the security implications of placing corporate information in an unalterable distributed ledger. Most importantly, we'll discuss how to identify business processes at your organization that can be improved or enabled by this technology (hint: if you just substitute blockchain for database, it's not a good fit).

Come explore the future of blockchain technology, and gain a working knowledge of how to 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.
Monday, March 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS David Mashburn Monday, March 18th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely G. Mark Hardy Monday, March 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, March 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Hunting Highs and Lows David Mashburn Wednesday, March 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night