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Northern VA Spring- Tysons 2019

Tysons, VA | Mon, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 16, 2019
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Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely

  • G. Mark Hardy, GSLC, CISSP, CISMSANS Principal Instructor
  • Monday, February 11th, 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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, February 11
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, February 11th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely G. Mark Hardy, GSLC, CISSP, CISMSANS Principal Instructor Monday, February 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Machine Learning and Network Security Monitoring: You Can't Have One Without the Other Scott Miserendino, VP Research and Development Tuesday, February 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Instant Response: Making Your Systems As Hostile As Possible To Attackers Mick Douglas Tuesday, February 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Data Protection in the Public Cloud- a Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Kenneth G. Hartman Wednesday, February 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night