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Security East 2018

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 13, 2018
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Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife?

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
Welcome Networking Reception- Sunday, January 7th Reception
Monday, January 8
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, January 8th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Monday, January 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Tuesday, January 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife? G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, January 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, January 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Community Night Wednesday, January 10th, 6:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Infosec State of the Union Jake Williams Wednesday, January 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security is QA: My Path from Developer to Pen Tester Joshua Barone Wednesday, January 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Analyzing CRASHOVERRIDE - The Grid Targeted Malware Robert M. Lee Wednesday, January 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, January 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee and Donuts with the Graduate School Thursday, January 11th, 7:30am - 9:00am Special Events