Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Working Group
Introduction to the Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Working Group
Blockchain is a radical technology, still evolving and certainly having great implications on many businesses. But, there is at least awareness around its security aspects, and negligible knowledge about compliance implications among many technical and business communities. As a responsible citizen in the cloud security space, it’s our responsibility to learn, derive and make others aware about its functional and security aspects. At the same time we should integrate with other blockchain developer communities to help and steer how security should be implemented in blockchain.
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Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Working Group Leadership
Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Co-chairs
Sabri is a consulting manager at a leading and global security technology company where he leads cybersecurity services related to new market trends. With more than 18 years of experience in information security services, Sabri has develloped extensive experience in developing cybersecurity frameworks and designing IT security solutions for complex and hybrid IT architectures. He also provide top management IT security advisories in early stages of strategic enterprise projects, specially into digital transformation contexts and new technologies adoption.
Sabri is an active member of the IoT working group where he has participated to many publications. He also contribute to IDaaS and the SIEM sub-groups of the Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) working group.
Ashish Mehta is an independent IT& Security Consultant specializing in solving technology issues related to Startups and SMEs in the US, Dubai and India.
Ashish is currently working on two Blockchain projects which are focused on cryptocurrency exchanges. For the past year, Ashish has served as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group (WG) and has contributed heavily to the research papers coming out of the Blockchain WG. He is also responsible for coordinating multiple guest presentations at the Blockchain WG. Additionally, he serves as IoT security consortium team lead for the CSA IoT Working Group.
Ashish is a white hat specializing in researching web vulnerabilities. He has contributed heavily to various open-source projects in the fields of GRC as well as to the OWASP project and has also contributed as a professional blogger for various financial&technology websites as well as serving on multiple technology advisory panels.
Ashish holds an M.Sc (Hons) from Columbia.University,USA & a B.Tech (Hons) from IIT-Kharagpur,India.
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Description: In the last four years, technical experts, chief digital officers, marketing managers, journalists, bloggers and research institutions have discussed and promoted a new distributed model for secure transaction processing and storage using blockchain technology. IDC FutureScape predicted that by 2020, 20% of global trade finance will incorporate blockchain.