Episode 28: How a Cyber Attack Inspired a New Era of Blockchain-Powered Digital Security

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 28: How a Cyber Attack Inspired a New Era of Blockchain-Powered Digital Security. The summary for this episode is: In 2007, a cyber attack rocked Estonia, affecting parliament, banks, and media outlets. It was an event that cast a spotlight on cyber security and that also gave rise to a number of new businesses. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Lee Cocking, the SVP Products at Guardtime, an industrial blockchain platform that’s being used to power digital transformation. In a fascinating discussion, they look at how the blockchain is making it possible to take digital security to a whole new level. You’ll hear about: -How Guardtime was formed in response to cyber attack in Estonia (1:10) -Why blockchain is suitable for security solutions (2:04) -Pubic key infrastucture (PKI) vs. keyless signature infrastructure (KSI) (3:26) -Building layers on top of the blockchain (6:45) -Public versus private blockchains (8:17) -Guardtime’s data protection solutions (10:14) -Physical assets in the blockchain (14:33) -How CEOs should think about the blockchain and security (17:45) -Skillsets that companies need to hire for security (19:13)

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In 2007, a cyber attack rocked Estonia, affecting parliament, banks, and media outlets. It was an event that cast a spotlight on cyber security and that also gave rise to a number of new businesses. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Lee Cocking, the SVP Products at Guardtime, an industrial blockchain platform that’s being used to power digital transformation. In a fascinating discussion, they look at how the blockchain is making it possible to take digital security to a whole new level. You’ll hear about: -How Guardtime was formed in response to cyber attack in Estonia (1:10) -Why blockchain is suitable for security solutions (2:04) -Pubic key infrastucture (PKI) vs. keyless signature infrastructure (KSI) (3:26) -Building layers on top of the blockchain (6:45) -Public versus private blockchains (8:17) -Guardtime’s data protection solutions (10:14) -Physical assets in the blockchain (14:33) -How CEOs should think about the blockchain and security (17:45) -Skillsets that companies need to hire for security (19:13)