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March 2020 Meeting

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

IOT & Blockchain: Panacea or Catastrophe? Lessons from the Field

Scott Carlson, Head of Blockchain Security
Kudelski Security


There are a million people saying that blockchain will solve all trust problems, but recently IOT has taken over our world and is expected to see hockey stick-like growth in the number of devices in the coming years. Can these technologies work together? Some of best expected benefits of IOT are realized when you combine with a trusted repository (like blockchain). Will the combination solve our problems, or just create more issues? What risks will businesses take? What are the advantages for your company? We’ll examine what’s happened over the last couple of years, some of the high-profile media cases and dive into lessons learned from what we’ve seen within our world as security experts on both these topics.

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Speaker Bio

As Head of Blockchain Security, Scott Carlson brings technical leadership to Kudelski Security, strategic guidance to customers and evangelism to the broader IT security community. He also plays a key role in developing innovative relationships between Kudelski and its technical alliance partners and delivering trust solutions based on digital ledgers, cryptography, and blockchain. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the banking, education and payment sectors, where his focus areas have included information security, data centers, cloud, virtualization, and systems architecture. His roles include head of security strategy at PayPal, Charles Schwab, University of Phoenix and recently was the CISO at Blockchain/Supply-Chain company Sweetbridge. He is also a highly rated speaker and contributor to RSA Conference, OpenStack Foundation, ISC2, ISACA, Infragard, Information Week and other industry institutions.


NOTE: This meeting is also Annual Elections for the Board; All Chapter members present will be eligible to vote as well as volunteer to fill one of the 7 positions. We have 5 incumbents, and 2 openings this year. Please review the Chapter By-Laws on the website which includes the descriptions of each position.


Network Over Lunch / Security Presentation / Earn 2 CPE’s / Raffle Prizes / Free Head-shots


Registering Online for the Meeting


ISSA/OC Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

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If you register after 2pm on March 11th the cost goes up as follows:

ISSA/OC Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

Payments at the door, with Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards are also accepted, however online registrations are encouraged to speed entry into the meeting.


March 12
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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