Learn blockchain security

This learning path introduces blockchain security, discussing security considerations at each level of the blockchain ecosystem.

5 courses  //   31 videos  //   6 hours of training

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Blockchain security training

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.

Learning path components

Blockchain Security Assessment
Assessment
Blockchain Security Assessment

Blockchain Security Assessment

See how your blockchain security skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

Blockchain Security Project
Practice Exam
Blockchain Security Project

Blockchain Security Project

Practice your blockchain security skills as your progress through five challenges. You'll begin by organizing information into a valid block. Then you'll answer questions related to proposed solutions to the 51% attack and performing a double-spend attack on a Proof of Stake blockchain. Finally, you'll identify smart contract vulnerabilities and the importance of binding values.

Number of questions: 5

Fundamentals of Blockchain Security
Course
Fundamentals of Blockchain Security

Fundamentals of Blockchain Security

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

7 videos
67 minutes of training

Consensus Algorithm Security
Course
Consensus Algorithm Security

Consensus Algorithm Security

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

7 videos
87 minutes of training

Blockchain in Action
Course
Blockchain in Action

Blockchain in Action

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

6 videos
76 minutes of training

Smart Contract Security
Course
Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security

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

6 videos
103 minutes of training

Beyond the Basics of Blockchain
Course
Beyond the Basics of Blockchain

Beyond the Basics of Blockchain

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.

5 videos
55 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • The structure of blockchain
  • Cryptographic and consensus algorithms
  • Blockchain attacks
  • Smart contract vulnerabilities
  • How blockchain can be replaced, expanded or improved

Who is this for?

  • Software engineers
  • Cyptocurrency analysts and developers
  • IT and security professionals that work with blockchain
  • Anyone who wants to learn about blockchain security

Meet the author

Howard Poston

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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