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This group investigates relevant use cases, and security implications of blockchain. Currently they are creating a framework and glossary that would help provide guidance and security around: wallets, exchanges, cryptography and more.
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Crypto-Asset Exchange Security Guidelines
Crypto-Asset Exchange Security Guidelines

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Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
Working Group Overview

This group investigates relevant use cases and security implications of blockchain. Currently, they are creating a framework and glossary that would help provide guidance and security around: wallets, exchanges, cryptography, and more. We welcome anyone who would like to join, even if you would like to just listen in on your first call. 


What do we discuss? 

During these meetings, we typically discuss changes in the industry and collaborate on projects the group is currently working on.


Drafts & Important Docs

Working Group Leadership

Ashish Mehta
Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with ...

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Bill Izzo
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Bill Izzo

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Publications in ReviewOpen Until
Telesurgery Tabletop Guide BookDec 16, 2022
Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - Section 2: Organization ManagementDec 18, 2022
ATT&CK & D3FEND with a CAVEATDec 23, 2022
Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - OutlineMar 31, 2023
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Who can join?

Anyone can join a working group, whether you have years of experience or want to just participate as a fly on the wall.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for this group varies depending on the project. You can spend a 15 minutes helping review a publication that's nearly finished or help author a publication from start to finish.

Virtual Meetings

Attend our next meeting. You can just listen in to decide if this group is a good for you or you can choose to actively participate. During these calls we discuss current projects, and well as share ideas for new projects. This is a good way to meet the other members of the group. You can view all research meetings here.

Dec

13

Tue, December 13, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Dec

14

Wed, December 14, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Blockchain Working Group - Monthly Threat Modeling Workshop
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Dec

15

Thu, December 15, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Dec

20

Tue, December 20, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Dec

22

Thu, December 22, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Dec

27

Tue, December 27, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Dec

28

Wed, December 28, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Blockchain Working Group - Monthly Meeting
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Dec

29

Thu, December 29, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Jan

3

Tue, January 3, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Jan

5

Thu, January 5, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Jan

10

Tue, January 10, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Jan

11

Wed, January 11, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Blockchain Working Group - Monthly Threat Modeling Workshop
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Jan

12

Thu, January 12, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Jan

17

Tue, January 17, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Jan

19

Thu, January 19, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Jan

24

Tue, January 24, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Jan

25

Wed, January 25, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Blockchain Working Group - Monthly Meeting
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Jan

26

Thu, January 26, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Blockchain Security Governance

Jan

31

Tue, January 31, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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Blockchain Security Governance

Feb

7

Tue, February 7, 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Smart Contracts - DLT Security Framework
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