This dynamic 3-day instructor led course covers all known aspects of Blockchain security that exist in the Blockchain environment today. It is designed to provide advanced security to an organization or a blockchain network. It also allows individuals to implement Blockchain data security procedures. In this course on Blockchain security, we will discuss the various types of threats and attacks that a blockchain network may face. We will also discuss blockchain security methods, risk mitigation and information about known cyber-attack vectors.

Course Description
This dynamic instructor led course covers all known aspects of Blockchain security that exist in the Blockchain environment today. It provides a detailed overview of all Blockchain security issues, including threats, risk mitigation, node security integrity, confidentiality, best security practices, advanced Blockchain security and more. The lab sessions will provide the student with practical, real world tools for not only recognizing security threats, but mitigation and prevention as well.  These security labs go in-depth into security best practices, known attack vectors, threat identification, response techniques, and much more. Due to the in-depth focus on technical cyber-security methods, and the broad scope of this course, those with current cyber-security knowledge, Blockchain architecture, and/or experienced programmers will benefit the most from this course. 

Course Length

  • 3 days

Audience/Job Roles certification

  • Existing architects
  • Software developers
  • System and network administrators who are responsible for implementing, identifying, and managing security on their Blockchain network.
  • Application Developers         
  • Blockchain System Administrators
  • Network Security Architects       
  • Cyber Security Experts
  • IT Professionals w/cyber security experience    

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course you, should be able to:

  • Identify and differentiate between security threats and attacks on a Blockchain network.
  • Understand Blockchain security methods, best practices, risk mitigation, and more.
  • Be aware of all known (to date) cyber-attack vectors on the Blockchain.
  • Perform Blockchain network security risk analysis.
  • Understand Blockchain’s inherent security features and risks.
  • Recognise best security practices for Blockchain System/Network Administrators.
  • Demonstrate appropriate Blockchain data safeguarding techniques.

Prerequisites/Recommended Skills

  • None

Course Modules

Day 1: Blockchain Security Fundamentals

Module 1: Fundamental Blockchain Security

  • Cryptography for the Blockchain
  • A Brief Introduction to Blockchain
  • Blockchain Security Assumptions
  • Limitations of Basic Blockchain Security

Module 2: Consensus in the Blockchain

  • Blockchain Consensus and Byzantine Generals
  • Introduction to Blockchain Consensus Security
  • Proof of Work
  • Proof of Stake
  • Other Blockchain Consensus Algorithms

Module 3: Advanced Blockchain Security Mechanisms

  • Architectural Security Measures
    • Permissioned Blockchains
    • Checkpointing
  • Advanced Cryptographic Solutions
    • Multiparty Signatures
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    • Stealth Addresses
    • Ring Signatures
    • Confidential Transactions

Module 4: Smart Contract Security

  • Introduction to Smart Contracts
  • Smart Contract Security Considerations
  • Smart Contract Code Auditing

Day 2: Blockchain Security Implementations

Module 5: Blockchain Risk Assessment

  • Blockchain Risk Considerations
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Blockchain Architectural Design

Module 6: Basic Blockchain Security

  • User Security
  • Node Security
  • Network Security

Module 7: Blockchain for Business

  • Introduction to Ethereum Security
  • Introduction to Hyperledger Security
  • Introduction to Corda Security

Module 8: Securely Implementing Business Blockchains

  • Business Operations
  • Data Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Day 3: Known Security Vulnerabilities and Solutions

Module 9: Network-Level Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • 51% Attacks
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Eclipse Attacks
  • Replay Attacks
  • Routing Attacks
  • Sybil Attacks

Module 10: System-Level Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • The Bitcoin Hack
  • The Verge Hack
  • The EOS Vulnerability
  • The Lisk Vulnerability

Module 11: Smart Contract Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • Reentrancy
  • Access Control
  • Arithmetic
  • Unchecked Return Values
  • Denial of Service
  • Bad Randomness
  • Race Conditions
  • Timestamp Dependence
  • Short Addresses

Module 12: Security of Alternative DLT Architectures

  • Introduction to DAG-Based DLTs
  • Advantages of DAG-Based DLTs
  • Limitations of DAG-Based DLTs

Certified Blockchain Security Professional

USD $ 2,695
(ex. GST)
  • USD $2,964.50 (inc. GST)

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