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Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018

Reston, VA | Mon, Jan 15 - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
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Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife?

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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.
Monday, January 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul Henry Monday, January 15th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
OBSESSED - How to Be Wildly Successful Dr. Eric Cole Monday, January 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife? G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, January 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Kill Chain Paul Henry Wednesday, January 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, January 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Monitoring and Incident Response on a Shoestring Budget Joff Thyer Thursday, January 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night