Learning Path

Blockchain Security


  • Blockchain Security Project
    • Practice your blockchain security skills as you progress through five challenges.

  • Fundamentals of Blockchain Security Course — 01:21:38
    • K0018, K0019, K0059, K0190, K0403, K0427, K0431

      This course describes the blockchain and the cryptographic algorithms that it is built upon.

  • Consensus Algorithm Security Course — 01:28:09
    • K0015, K0059, K0431

      This course introduces blockchain consensus algorithms and discusses the security of two major consensus algorithms.

  • Blockchain in Action Course — 01:17:02
    • K0019, K0059, K0106, K0147, K0151, K0314, K0362, K0431, K0480, K0531

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

  • Smart Contract Security Course — 01:43:10
    • K0059, K0070, K0431

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

  • Beyond the Basics of Blockchain Course — 00:54:58
    • K0018, K0059, K0427, K0431

      This course moves away from focusing solely on blockchain to discuss how blockchain can be replaced, expanded or improved to meet the needs of a particular use case.

  • Blockchain Security Skill Assessment Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00


What you will learn

This learning path introduces blockchain security, including a description of how the blockchain works at each level of the blockchain ecosystem. Security discussions include everything from the fundamental cryptographic primitives to the nodes and networks that make up the blockchain ecosystem to the security of smart contracts.

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Meet the author

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 howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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