Northern Virginia Innovation Event Features Tech Talk with Qbase Cybersecurity Expert

April 10, 2018

Reston, VA – Qbase, LLC, an innovative provider of data products and secure IT services, today congratulated its own Michelle Miranda for her upcoming participation in an event convening cybersecurity and IT talent in Northern Virginia. The event, taking place April 13-15 in Woodbridge, Virginia, features a hackathon, tech talks and a keynote address from Dr. Kenneth Fritzsche, director of the Identity Technology Division (ITD) in the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), within the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“We’re all incredibly proud of Michelle and her involvement in this event,” Qbase Vice President James Rivera said. “She brings a lot to the table for us in terms of her cybersecurity expertise, and we’re thrilled she’s going to be able to contribute to this event by offering her perspective on the intersection of cybersecurity and blockchain technology.”

Miranda is one of several cybersecurity experts who will speak to attendees about various topics. Miranda’s topic, blockchain technology, is leveraged by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies wherein data is collected in a distributed ledger. This decentralized data records transactions amongst parties with full assurance that transaction is legitimate. The use of blockchain is currently being explored by governments in areas like autonomous vehicular transportation, health care, and more. Clearly, the cybersecurity implications are enormous.

Ms. Miranda is a U. S. Marine Corps veteran who has spent 20 years in service to her country, including experience in cybersecurity. She holds the following certifications:  CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CCSK, and CAP, and is a subject matter expert in the area of audits, assessments, governance, and risk management.  Ms. Miranda has supported clients such as Department of the Army, USMC, House of Representatives, and the National Institute of Mental Health.  She is a member of the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) and fostered puppies for Last Chance Animal Rescue (LCAR).

The event is sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Belvoir Chapter.

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