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Tampa-Clearwater 2018

Tampa, FL | Tue, Sep 4 - Sun, Sep 9, 2018
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Blockchain 101

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Wednesday, September 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Yeah, I know. Mining a Bitcoin block seven or eight years ago on your PC took ten minutes and would now buy you an entire house today. But there is more to blockchain than tales of "the one that got away."

A flurry of patent filings over the last couple of years, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and "stupid money" being thrown at startups makes blockchain in 2018 look like dot com in 1999. There will be a lot of hype, a lot of losers, and a huge crash is imminent, followed by a handful of winners.

We'll try to identify the likely winners -- technologies that are now working their way into mainstream business. We'll also discuss what is blockchain, how it works, why it has suddenly become the hottest thing in tech (and security), and some likely visions of the future according to blockchain.


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.
Tuesday, September 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Welcome to SANS G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, September 4th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Tuesday, September 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, September 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Splunk as a Machine Data Fabric for IT, OT, and IoT Security and Operational Health. Wednesday, September 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Blockchain 101 G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, September 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Workload by Workload: Securing Your Hybrid Empire Alex Humphrey , Solutions Consultant Thursday, September 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
I Am the Problem With InfoSec, and There's Nothing You Can do About it! Jon Gorenflo Thursday, September 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night