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Cyber Security Expert G. Mark Hardy to Discuss the Future of Blockchain at SANS Tampa, Florida Cyber Security Training Event

Will Separate Blockchain Hype from Reality

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 26, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2018 (#SANSTampa) taking place September 4-9 in Florida. The event features courses for security professionals at every level along with bonus evening talks on the latest cyber security issues. The founder and President of National Security Corporation G. Mark Hardy (@g_mark) will give a special evening talk Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely. In addition to explaining blockchain, Hardy will discuss business processes that can be improved or enabled by this technology.

According to Hardy, "Blockchain as a business model? You better believe it! That train is leaving the station and thousands of smart people are figuring out how to use provable security to eliminate waste, fraud, and inefficiencies in dozens of industries...yours could be next. Come learn how to be part of the solution and help lead the future in your organization."

In addition to his talk, Hardy will teach the MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™ course. This completely updated course is designed to empower advancing managers who want to get up to speed quickly on information security issues and terminology.

For additional information on the MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™ course, or to register, visit:

SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2018 brings together industry experts that will share their insight into the latest tools and techniques to help cyber security professionals advance their careers. Courses will cover a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, critical security controls, digital forensics and security management.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2018, visit:

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