Blockchain. Alongside “A.I.” and the “Internet of Things” it’s the buzzword you can’t, and maybe shouldn’t, ignore. But how does it really work, does it really matter for you or your business, and how do you know? This session will give you the understanding to determine when a blockchain is an applicable technology (and when it’s not) including: applied public-key cryptography, key creation and management, address generation, and how transactions are transmitted and stored on the network. It provides the knowledge needed for its sister session: “Auditing Blockchain Systems”.
After completing this session, the learner will have an understanding of: - Applicable cryptographic fundamentals - Building blocks of blockchains (addresses, transactions, consensus) - Wallets, clients & key operations - Applications and misapplications for blockchains
Dirk Anderson is passionate about information security and privacy has advised organizations of all sizes on how to reduce the risks associated with doing business in an online world. He is currently the Director of Cyber Risk Management and Compliance at the blockchain backed loan provider, SALT Lending. Joshua McDougall is a Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in blockchain technology, investigations involving complex data systems, and the eDiscovery lifecycle. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS).