January 2020 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Meeting

By December 17, 2019 Events, MCSA Meeting

What Is Blockchain and How Do I Hack It?

Some call blockchain potentially the most disruptive technology of the 21st century. Blockchain technology has the potential to provide organizations with enhanced transparency, increased efficiency, greater integrity, and secure data management. However, it’s not without its weaknesses and potential security concerns.

Join us at the next Midwest Cyber Security Alliance meeting to gain an understanding of blockchain and how it works. We will discuss the status of the technology and explore use cases that are up and running as well as those that are still in the proof-of-concept phase. From there, we will dig into how blockchain can play a role in your security program and show you various attacks against blockchain technology of which you should be aware. Key takeaways will include:

• A basic working knowledge of blockchain – what it is and what it isn’t

• Discussion of actual and potential use cases

• A healthy understanding of what’s hype, what’s real, and what the security challenges around blockchain technology are
Attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary cocktails and networking before the presentation.

There is no fee to attend this event, but advance registration is required. Please let us know if you can attend by clicking here or using the RSVP button below.



Jennifer Rathburn
Foley & Lardner LLP

John Kleb
Partner, Strategic Technologies
Sikich LLP

Michael Vieau, CISSP, CEH
Managing Consultant
Sikich LLP


5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking and cocktails
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion

Event Co-sponsor


U.S. Bank Center
777 E Wisconsin Ave
Galleria Level Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI 53202

+1 414.928.1700

About MCSA

The Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (MCSA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaboration of individuals, businesses, government entities, and professional firms advocating for more effective cybersecurity solutions. MCSA’s mission is data privacy and security through education, specifically, cyber preparedness and security awareness. The organization is a meeting place for all cybersecurity stakeholders, in every industry, to collaborate on current cyber threats as well as cyber defenses and strategies.

Continuing Education

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

Important Information for New York Attorneys: This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.

This program may be eligible for continuing privacy education (CPE) credit toward CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and/or CRISC certifications and maintenance. Please visit the ISACA website to review the specific CPE requirements for your certification and verify whether the topic(s) addressed in this program align with one or more of your certification’s job practice areas:  CISACISMCGEITCRISC. If determined to be eligible, you may pick up a copy of the ISACA Verification of Attendance form onsite during the program.