Blockchain Security

Blockchain Security


Blockchains provide a decentralized platform for data processing and storage, which has the potential to revolutionize many business processes. However, blockchain-based platforms are only useful if they are secure. Enroll in this course to learn about the potential vulnerabilities and security risks that exist at each level of the blockchain ecosystem.


  • What security benefits do blockchain’s cryptography provide?
  • How do blockchain consensus algorithms work?
  • How does blockchain’s theoretical and real-world security differ?
  • What are potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in smart contracts?
  • What are the pros and cons of different blockchain architectures?
  • How does blockchain technology affect regulatory compliance?

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 20 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 10 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 10 Hours
  • Tuition: $995
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HoursLive Online Instructor Led
Blockchain Security10 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Security LIVE Workshop 5 HoursLive Online Instructor Led
Live Instructor AMA - Weekly5 Hours (optional)Live Online Instructor Led

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Blockchain Security Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:

Understand the security of blockchain’s fundamental cryptography.

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of blockchain consensus algorithms.

Identify the security impacts of blockchain infrastructure, such as nodes and networks.

Discuss the security of smart contracts and their applications.

Define how to develop a secure blockchain-based solution for a business case.

Certificate of Completion

Eligible for Blockchain Certification Association (BCA) Microcredential Exam

  • Blockchain Security Microcredential
    • The exam fee is included in your tuition


You must have an understanding of computing and a strong sense of blockchain.  Completing a blockchain foundational course is advised.

Target Audience

The Blockchain Security course is for existing online security professionals, software developers, and technically capable managers to comprehend an enterprise blockchain application’s security implementation. Executives, project managers, and developers aligning their experience with this emerging technology need to be aware of security pros, cons, development, maintenance, and mitigation aspects.

Sample Course Content

Module 1: Intro to Blockchain Security

  • M1: Intro to Blockchain Security

Module 2: Cryptography, Hash Functions and Public Key

  • M2-L0: Cryptography in Blockchain
  • M2-L1: Hash Functions
  • M2-L2: Public Key Cryptography
  • M2-L3: Case Study – LISK

Module 3: Consensus, PoW and PoS Security

  • M3-L1: Introduction to Consensus Introduction to Consensus
  • M3-L2: Proof of Work Security
  • M3-L3: Proof of Stake Security
  • M3-L4: Case Study Verge

Module 4: Advanced Blockchain and Architectural Security

  • M4-L0: Advanced Blockchain Security Mechanisms
  • M4-L1: Architectural Security
  • M4-L2: Advanced Cryptography Tools

Module 5: The Blockchain User & Node Security

  • M5-L1: Blockchain User & Node Security
  • M5-L2: Securing Blockchain User
  • M5-L3: Securing Blockchain Node
  • M5-L4: Case Study: Ethereum RPC

Module 6: Securing Blockchain NetStake

  • M6-L0: Securing Blockchain NetStake

Module 7: Introduction to Smart Contract Security

  • M7-L0: Introduction to Smart Contract Security

Module 8: Programming Vulnerabilities

  • M8-L0: General Programming Vulnerabilities
  • M8-L1: Arithmetic Vulnerabilities

Bundled Certificate Programs Related to The Course

Certified Blockchain Security Professional
Certified Multi-Protocol Blockchain Developer

Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: LIVE Online Instructor Led & OnDemand
  • Tuition: $995
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 20 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • Weekly LIVE Instructor AMAs
  • Hands-On Exercises

Exam Voucher Included

  • Blockchain Security Microcredential
  • Issuing Body: Blockchain Certification Association (BCA)
  • 30 Questions
  • Pass Rate: 80% – two exam attempts

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