ISACA Greater Washington DC Chapter - Blockchain Security Seminar


Security experts anticipate an increase in the adoption of blockchain technology in 2019 as enterprises seize opportunities pursue new business models and reduce transaction costs using blockchain technology. As a result, the blockchain security vulnerabilities and data breaches are expected to rise to a new level. To safeguard against these threats and vulnerabilities, IT professionals need to have a strong understanding of how blockchain technology actually works and can potentially be exploited.

This full-day seminar provides the attendees with a strong foundational knowledge of public and private blockchains and in-depth understanding of common attacks on blockchain components. The attendees will gain practical takeaways such as what are the basic security hygiene and specific security actions to be considered when reviewing blockchain implementation. The seminar utilizes examples from Ethereum public and Hyperledger Fabric private blockchains and demonstrates blockchain exploits against mining nodes, user wallets and smart contracts.

Attendees are not required to have a programming background but should be able to understand pseudocode and/or javascript. Some exercises will allow for the users to follow and try out examples using their own laptops.

Event Details This seminar is for:

IT security professionals and IT auditors requiring an in-depth understanding of blockchain technology, the underlying mechanisms and techniques, typical attacks on blockchain, and security mechanisms.

The following topics will be discussed during this one-day seminar:

  • Learn the key concepts of a public and private blockchain platforms

  • Identifying and differentiating between security threats and attacks on a Blockchain network

  • How to conduct blockchain security risk analysis

  • Identify and implement blockchain security methods, best practices, and risk mitigation

Instructor

Tuan Phan, Partner CISSP, PMP, Security+, Six Sigma Black Belt

Tuan Phan is a partner with Caplock Security, LLC with strong expertise in the implementation and management of emerging technologies, information assurance programs, technical projects and operations, and risk management across several industries including government, software, specialty product, drug and medical device manufacturing. As the practice leader for blockchain technology at Caplock Security LLC, Tuan leads the development of several proofs of concept using Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum private blockchains and advises clients on security matters of smart contracts and blockchain infrastructure.

In addition to being an avid software developer on the implementation of tools to enhance and accelerate risk assessments, Tuan has also presented on numerous topics on cybersecurity, IT governance, and regulatory compliance at several industry conferences and seminars. Tuan has also authored several articles on blockchain and regulatory compliance topics in several industry magazines and journals and served as SME reviewer for ISACA Blockchain Audit Program.

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