Monday, 20 May 2019

Security Innovation to Deliver Expert Blockchain Training at BlackHat USA

Session includes a Smart Contract CTF for the most contextual, hands on technical learning

Security Innovation, an authority in software security assessment and training, today announced Mick Ayzenberg, the company’s Blockchain Center of Excellence lead, will teach a 2-day course on August 3rd and 4th at BlackHat USA 2019 in Las Vegas.


As Blockchain platforms become more developed, companies are beginning to investigate how this emerging technology might improve their business. However, every new technology comes with risks to consider with respect to construction and integration. The course, titled Intro to Hacking Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts, focuses on the methodologies used when developing smart contracts for Blockchain enabled DApps (Decentralized Applications), with specific attention to Ethereum and Solidity. Leveraging a Smart Contract CTF (capture the flag) product built by Mr. Ayzenberg, attendees will learn and apply techniques to exploit vulnerabilities in these technologies.

“A lot of projects are experimenting with Blockchain and smart contracts,” said Mr. Ayzenberg. “There is very interesting research happening right now that could solve a lot of existing problems in terms of scalability, such as layer two solutions and zero knowledge proofs. Training those who design and implement these systems is paramount to ensuring our Blockchain future remains secure and protects privacy.”

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Security Innovation Blockchain Expertise

Mr. Ayzenberg has delivered Blockchain trainings and presentations at Appsec USA 2018, TruffleCon 2018, OWASP Training Day 2018, ISACA Phoenix 2019, and other industry events. He will also deliver Intro to Hacking Blockchain Applications & Smart Contracts at OWASP Tel Aviv in May.

Security Innovation has conducted numerous security audits of blockchain and smart contract designs, used in stable coins, remittance services, and other solutions. The company provides Executive Blockchain Workshop and Technical Training solutions for organizations considering Blockchain. Additionally, Blockchain CTF is a DApp containing vulnerable smart contracts with business use cases ranging from decentralized trust funds and open source lottery systems, to ICOs and automated royalty agreements. Since its launch last year, thousands of transactions have been processed.

ABOUT SECURITY INNOVATION

Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only simulated Web site environment designed to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the application layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. 


source: globenewswire.com 
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