CERIAS Security Seminar: Bitcoin and other dreams of utopian thinking-what happens when they meet reality?

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
October 30, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus


Mitch Parker
IU Health

Abstract: Cryptocurrencies are the latest in a series of market bubbles that demonstrate irrational exuberance. In this lecture, Mitch Parker, CISO of IU Health, will go over previous market bubbles, and compare and contrast the differences between the security controls in two peer to peer exchange methods, the current US federal banking system, and Bitcoin. Through this, Mitch will demonstrate the need to have security built into both the technical and non-technical controls of a financial system, and that the power of the system is not just based upon backing by a central bank, but by the series of controls and measures used by the central bank and accounting standards to provide customers the assurance that they are protected.

About: Mitchell Parker, CISSP, is the Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance at IU Health. Mitch has done a significant amount of work in researching the effects of cloud and distributed computing, network-based threats, compliance, and privacy and security requirements on connected health devices. Mitch works collaboratively with a number of EMR and biomedical equipment vendors to improve their security postures and provide a better quality of service. He currently resides in Carmel, IN, with his wife, two children, and two cats.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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