Smart Contract Security

This course introduces smart contracts and describes common flaws that occur when implementing them.

6 videos  //  103 minutes of training

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Course description

Smart contract platforms are an extension of the original blockchain design, enabling fully functional programs to run “on the blockchain.” This course describes what a smart contract is and explores programming vulnerabilities that exist because a smart contract is a program, runs on a blockchain or is implemented on the Ethereum smart contract platform.

Course syllabus

Course IntroductionDuration: 2:40

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

What are Smart Contracts?Duration: 10:45

This video describes the concept of the "world computer" and how smart contracts run "on the blockchain."

General Programming VulnerabilitiesDuration: 19:52

This video introduces smart contract vulnerabilities which exist simply because smart contracts are programs.

Blockchain VulnerabilitiesDuration: 36:09

This video discusses the smart contract vulnerabilities which exist because these programs run on a blockchain platform.

Ethereum VulnerabilitiesDuration: 31:26

This video describes smart contract vulnerabilities which are unique to the Ethereum smart contract platform.

Course RecapDuration: 2:18

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

Meet the author

Howard Poston

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Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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