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Classic Cons in Cryptocurrency at CircleCityCon 2018

June 4, 2018

Co presented with Zachary Sarakun.

Cryptocurrency brings with it a slew of new security concerns: 51% attacks, forks, and encryption busting quantum computing. This talk will explore the latest while providing background information on Blockchain and the inherent security controls it brings. That said, any technology is only as secure as the implementation. Moreover, every new technology gets adapted on the street to fit old crimes. Stolen wallets. Pyramid schemes. Confidence tricks and more. We’ll compare and contrast the crimes that the news media hypes and the cons that criminals routinely run.

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Securing without Slowing DevOps at CircleCityCon 2018

June 4, 2018

We turn to DevOps for speed. We turn to Cloud for flexibility. We adopt faster, leaner, more collaborative processes to drive change. And then? We turn to information security for protection. But can we secure the technology without slowing the pace? This session presents an entirely fictional development organization adopting DevOps. We will discuss which traditional software security processes work, and which ones fail entirely. Awareness training, muscle memory, culture shifts, all will be brought together. The presentation will conclude with take-aways for applying security to your DevOps team without slowing down.

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