G4. The Evolution of a Hack for Financial Gain: CryptoJacking, CryptoCurrencies, and Blockchains
Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this presentation, we will explore the emerging technology of cryptocurrency and blockchain from an information security perspective. Learn the techniques of how hackers use this technology to steal money by using social engineering and hacking techniques and exploiting insecure machines, bad browsing habits, and individuals and businesses. This session will also explore the risks around enterprise and public blockchains and how it will affect businesses.
After completing the session, the learner will:
- know what a blockchain and cryptocurrency is and how it can be used in vulnerability/hacking context
- understand the emerging attack vectors hackers will use to steal money via cryptomining and crypto-theft
- have an idea of evolving security threats exploiting computing resources for anonymous financial gain of hackers
- know techniques to defend against these types of attacks
- have an introduction of the security challenge of enterprise and consortium blockchains
Bryan Becker, CISSP, CCSP, is the Director of Information Security for Kroenke Sports and Entertainment and its subsidiaries headquartered at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Prior to KSE, Bryan was the Director of Network Compliance Services at Applied Trust in Boulder, CO.