Cryptocurrencies are all the rage. Everyone is watching the price of bitcoins. Those in-the-know are talking about Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, ICOs, Tokens, and forks. For the rest of us, it’s a bewildering array of new concepts and technologies, that might just revolutionize the world. Even if you aren’t directly responding to criminal cases involving cryptocurrencies, your network is already being impacted by them. So, too, is your electric bill. And in the next few years we expect that block chains will revolutionize how data is stored and transmitted. State and local governments in the U.S. are already exploring the opportunities to use a block chain for secure voting and recording titles in real estate transactions. Foreign governments are looking at government-backed cryptocurrencies and government-issued IDs on the block chain. Whether you’re a law enforcement officer taking reports of these crimes, an IT administrator who needs to protect your network from these crimes (cryptomining is already on your network), a justice professional dealing with the associated criminal cases, or senior executive who needs to understand how your jurisdiction is changing, this two-part series will help you understand the basics and begin to prepare for what’s coming next.
In the first webinar of this two-part series will introduce the cryptocurrencies and the block chain. We’ll talk about how we got to where we are today, exploring the history of virtual, digital, and cryptocurrencies, before discussing how they operate and what differentiates them from traditional currencies. This session will also explore the basics of block chains and why everyone is so excited about their potential. You know that cryptocurrencies are changing the cyber landscape, so here’s your chance to understand what they are before the July 31st webinar that will discuss the associated criminal activity.