CAE Tech Talks: Industrial Control Systems, and Security for Bitcoins

Posted on 5/14/2019 12:32:01 PM

Mark your calendars and come join your friends in the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity community for two Tech Talks on Thursday, May 16.

CAE Tech Talks are free and conducted live in real-time over the internet, so no travel is required. You can attend from just about anywhere (office, home, etc.). Capitol Technology University hosts the presentations using their online delivery platform (Adobe Connect), which employs slides, voice over internet protocal (VOIP), and chat for live interaction.

Why is Security Different in Industrial Control Systems and Why Does it Matter?

Date

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time

1:10–1:50 p.m. ET

Online Location

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Title/Topic

“Cybersecurity In an Operational World”

Audience Skill Level

All Levels

Presenter

Wm. Arthur Conklin, PhD, University of Houston

Description

Cybersecurity is a topic in information systems that has been developed from both a technology and policy side for decades. But what about cybersecurity for cyber physical systems, where technology is used in different manners than standard IT systems? This tech talk will examine how changes in the cybersecurity objectives, coupled with different equipment, lead to different approaches for cybersecurity in both operational methods and policies.

Security Issues for Bitcoins and Smart Contracts

Date

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time

2:00–2:40 p.m. ET

Online Location

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Title/Topic

“Security Issues for Bitcoins and Smart Contracts”

Audience Skill Level

Introductory and Intermediate

Presenters

Debasis Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii Maui College; Mario Canul (student) University of Hawaii Maui College; Saxon Knight (student) University of Hawaii Maui College

Description

Bitcoins and blockchains have existed since their introduction in late 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Over the past few years, cryptocurrencies have soared and plummeted in value, while blockchains have become increasingly popular with businesses and global commerce. As with any emerging, decentralized technology, there are numerous security issues and concerns. This talk provides an overview of Bitcoins, Blockchains and Smart Contracts and explains the security issues of each of these technologies. Viewers can find more information and lab exercises about this topic on the official CAE website for University of Hawaii Maui College at http://maui.hawaii.edu/cybersecurity. 

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