Blockchain in Action Course

This course discusses attacks that target the block creation process and the nodes and networks that make up the blockchain ecosystem.

1 hour, 17 minutes

Course description

After understanding the different components of the blockchain, it is possible to discuss its security as a whole. This course investigates how blocks are created in the blockchain (and how block creation can be attacked) as well as discussing attacks targeting blockchain nodes and the network that ties them together and enables communication.


Course Recap

Video - 00:02:00

This video reviews the information covered in this course and introduces the next one.
Attacking the Network

Video - 00:16:00

This video describes how attacks targeting the blockchain's network infrastructure can affect the distributed ledger.
Targeting the Node

Video - 00:19:00

This video discusses how attacks against blockchain nodes can affect the blockchain network and vice versa.
Attacking Block Creation

Video - 00:21:00

This video describes how the block creation process can be attacked or exploited by an attacker.
Nodes and Network

Video - 00:16:00

This video explores the blockchain ecosystem and discusses the process by which blocks are created.
Course Introduction

Video - 00:02:00

This video introduces this course, providing an overview of topics to be covered.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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