August 22nd General Meeting with 1 Hour Presentation and CPE Credit

Presentation 4:30-6pm followed by Networking 6-7pm with Appetizers

Meeting Location: Sheraton Hotel, Jaguar II, 10605 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Meeting Sponsor: Kudelski Security

Speaker: Nathan Hamiel  Head of Cybersecurity Research

Nathan Hamiel is Head of Cybersecurity Research at Kudelski Security, an international security company providing innovative and tailored solutions to enterprises and public-sector clients. Nathan works in the innovation group defining the future of services and products for the company. A security veteran with a strong focus on software security, he has spent his nearly 20-year career helping customers around the world solve complex security challenges.

Nathan is a regular public speaker and has presented his research at global security events including Black Hat, DEF CON, HOPE, ShmooCon, SecTor, ToorCon, and many others. He is a member of the Black Hat review board where he evaluates research for inclusion into the various conferences around the world.

Presentation: Blockchain - For The Rest of Us

Blockchain is a huge buzzword and depending on who you ask will either completely change the world or be a colossal dud. Like most things, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Blockchain use cases have moved away from their cryptocurrency roots as enterprises explore applications of distributed ledger technology to improve their business, increasing the technology's potential footprint in our daily lives. Beyond cases of business improvement, some advocates claim blockchain is the panacea for all of our security woes. What does all of this mean for security?

As security professionals, it's essential that we gain familiarity with the technology and add sanity to the conversation. Early familiarity allows us to get ahead of the curve and not get caught off-guard the way we were with other disruptive technologies. This presentation provides an overview of blockchain, discusses use cases, and covers the security problems that persist in the blockchain ecosystem.

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