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Virginia Beach 2019

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 19 - Fri, Aug 30, 2019
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to a high demand for security training at SANS Virginia Beach 2019, courses will be held at both the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotels are less than a five minute walk from one another, and are accessible from both the Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue. SEC301, SEC511, SEC545, FOR500, MGT414, and MGT514 will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Blockchain Rebooted

  • G. Mark Hardy, SANS Principal Instructor
  • Sunday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

In 2017 everyone with a Bitcoin was going to be driving a Lambo. In 2018 everyone who held their Bitcoin was checking out skateboards. What does 2019 and beyond hold in store? Letās take a look.

The first blockchain apps were cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Now, blockchain has been proposed as a solution to everything from supply chain management to recording overseas votes 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).


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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, August 19th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Monday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Infrastructure as Code is REAL! Using the Cloud to Provision Infrastructure with Software Shaun McCullough Tuesday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Operationalizing Incident Response Shane Harsch Tuesday, August 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Defensive OSINT David Mashburn Wednesday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Adversary Simulation, Tools, Techniques, and BAS Market Survey Don Murdoch Wednesday, August 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Chris Pizor Sunday, August 25th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Blockchain Rebooted G. Mark Hardy, SANS Principal Instructor Sunday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Py2k20 - Transitioning from Python2 to Python3 Joff Thyer Monday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Finding Secrets in Source Code the DevOps Way Phillip Marlow Monday, August 26th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Master's Degree Presentation
Tuesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Building The SecOps Use Case - Updates from the Field Don Murdoch Tuesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night