2019 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Jason Martin

Session Information

Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Data Integrity
Thursday, June 07, 2018 02:15PM - 03:00PM
Since the introduction of the "blockchain" concept with Bitcoin in 2009, engineers and scientists from nearly every industry have found a way to utilize blockchain technology to fundamentally alter the way they store, communicate, and interact with data in their respective environments.

Engineers at DESE have studied the use of this technology and are developing tools for military and non-military cybersecurity and data integrity enhancement. This presentation will walk the audience through the origins and basics of blockchain technology, how it is being applied to critical cyber issues, and what it might mean for the future of cybersecurity and data assurance.
South Hall - Ballroom 2
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Mr. Salim Blume
Blockchain Software Developer
DESE Research, Inc
Salim graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. From 2010 until 2017 he worked for ADTRAN as a Product Qualification engineer and lead the development of a number of automation systems. In 2017 Salim joined DESE as a software developer on the DESE Blockchain Team. As a member of this team, Salim is developing state-of-the-art blockchain-based applications designed to improve cyber security and enable new capabilities for the warfighter.
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Mr. Jason Martin
Blockchain Technology Solutions Lead
DESE Research, Inc
Jason is an engineering graduate of both Auburn and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He spent 10 years working for the Army in Huntsville, in roles ranging from test instrumentation, modeling and simulation, and systems engineering. Following his Army experience he worked as a software developer and entrepreneur with Archpatent, a patent analytics and intelligence company, and with Kailos Genetics, an associate company at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Jason recently joined DESE as the leader of the DESE blockchain team, working to develop blockchain-based cybersecurity solutions for the Army.