Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security brings trust

One of the main reasons behind organizations using smart contracts technology is its strong security posture. It acts as a lawyer (with an agreement) between two parties involved in a transaction. Enroll in the Smart Contract Security course to learn more. 

Smart contracts extend the functionality of the blockchain by allowing programs to run on top of the distributed ledger. However, as smart contracts become more common and powerful, vulnerabilities in these contracts have far-reaching implications. Enroll in this course to learn about common smart contract vulnerabilities and how to identify and remediate them.

Questions We’ll Explore

  • Why is smart contract security difficult?
  • What vulnerabilities do smart contracts share with other programs?
  • How does the design of the blockchain affect smart contract security?
  • What vulnerabilities exist in particular smart contract platforms?
  • How does DeFi create new potential vulnerabilities?
  • How can a smart contract security audit identify vulnerabilities?

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
Smart Contract Security10 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Smart Contract Security LIVE5 HoursLIVE Online Instructor Led
Live Instructor AMA - Weekly 5 Hours Live Online Instructor Led

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Smart Contract Security Program Objectives

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

Understand the challenges of smart contract security

Explore common smart contract vulnerabilities via sample code and case studies

Identify best practices for mitigating common smart contract errors

Discuss best practices for smart contract security

Identify key components of a smart contract security audit

Certificate of Completion

Blockchain Certification Association (BCA) Exam

BCA Smart Contract Security Microcredential


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

Target Audience

The 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 Smart Contract Security
    M1-L1: Introduction to Smart Contract Security

Module 2: General Programming Vulnerabilities

  • M2-L0: General Programming Vulnerabilities
  • M2-L1: Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
  • M2-L2: External Library Functions
  • M2-L3: Right-to-Left Control Characters
  • M2-L4: Recap of General Programming Vulnerabilities

Module 3: Blockchain Vulnerabilities

  • M3-L0: Blockchain-Specific Vulnerabilities
  • M3-L1: Access Control Vulnerabilities
  • M3-L2: Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • M3-L3: Frontrunning
  • M3-L4: Rollback Attacks
  • M3-L5: Timestamp Dependence
  • M3-L6: Weak Randomness
  • M3-L7: Vulnerabilities Recap

Module 4: Ethereum-Specific Vulnerabilities

  • M4-L0: Intro to Ethereum Vulnerabilities
  • M4-L1: DoS Block Gas Limits
  • M4-L2: DoS Unexpected Revert
  • M4-L3: Forced Send of Ether
  • M4-L4: Reentrancy Vulnerability
  • M4-L5: Short Addresses

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Program Info

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

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

Exam Voucher Included

  • Smart Contract Security Microcredential
  • Issuing Body: Blockchain Certification Association (BCA)

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