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SEC554: Blockchain and Smart Contract Security


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[b]SEC554: Blockchain and Smart Contract Security[/b]
Size: 8.61 GB Type: Elearning Year: 2022 Version: 2022


What You Will Learn

In SEC554: Blockchain and Smart Contract Security, you will become familiar with essential topics of blockchain and smart contract technology, including its history, design principles, architecture, business use cases, regulatory environment, and technical specifications. The course takes a detailed look at the mechanics behind the cryptography and the transactions that make blockchain work. It provides exercises that will teach you how to use tools to deploy, audit, scan, and exploit blockchain and smart contract assets. Hands-on labs and exercises will enable you to interact with various blockchain implementations, such as ethereum and bitcoin, and you'll be provided with resources to take with you to further explore.

There have already been widespread security breaches, fraud, and hacks on blockchain platforms, resulting in billions of dollars in losses. These issues, along with growing scrutiny by government agencies to find malicious users abusing the technology, is tarnishing blockchain's reputation. SEC554 approaches blockchain and smart contracts from an offensive perspective to inform students what vulnerabilities exist, how they are exploited, and how to defend against attacks that are currently leveraged today. Some of the skills and techniques you will learn are:

How to interact with and get data from public blockchains
How to exploit several types of smart contract vulnerabilities
How to test and exploit weak cryptography/entropy
How to discover and re-create private keys
What cryptojackers do and how to trace and track movements on blockchain
How to combat non-technical or social engineering types of attacks that adversaries use to access and steal from victims

We can see the many solutions blockchain technology can provide as a payment system, but as the technology is increasingly adopted, its attack surface will continue to grow. While there are some educational resources available for blockchain, there is relatively little educational content around blockchain security. No other training provides the comprehensive level of blockchain testing, exercises and knowledge that is delivered in SEC554.

You Will Be Able To

Compile and deploy smart contracts
Exploit vulnerable smart contracts, nodes, and private keys
Run automated security scans on smart contracts
Use the latest blockchain tools for development, security, auditing, and exploiting
Trace and discover blockchain transaction information
Set up and protect a cryptocurrency wallet
Crack partially exposed mnemonics keys
Send transactions to blockchain
Set up a local ethereum blockchain for testing
Join a cryptocurrency mining pool, or create your own mining node
Run static analysis on EVM bytecode
Interact with cryptocurrency on main and test networks
Investigate, install, and prevent crypto-jacking malware
Protect and defend against privacy attacks on blockchain




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