From Zero to Hero in Blockchain Security – A CP Workshop at DEF CON 30

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DEF CON is one of the largest and most notable cyber conventions in the world, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. DEF CON was first held in June 1993 and today attendees include computer security professionals, journalists, attorneys, federal government employees, security researchers, students and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, hardware modification, etc.

The event consists of several speaker tracks offering sessions on technology and hacking-related topics, as well as cybersecurity challenges and related competitions.

This year, DEF CON 30 will be held August 11-14 at Caesars Forum + Flamingo, Harrah’s and Linq in Las Vegas!

Every DEF CON event has a theme. At the 30 of the conferencee anniversary this year, the theme is “Hacker Homecoming”. The organizers imagined a conference that would inspire security professionals, discussions that represent hackers and hacking, and sessions that define the term “hacker”.

To earn a speaking spot at DEF CON, you must go through the CFP Review Team. This team decides who decides which subjects are eligible and worthy.
This year, researchers from the Check Point Research (CPR) team will present at the event. Check Point researchers presenting at the event include:

  • Oded Vanunu, Head of Product Vulnerability Research
  • Dikla Barda, security expert
  • Roman Zaikin, security expert

The team will lead a 4-hour workshop session titled “From zero to hero in blockchain security” and talk about blockchain hacking.

Blockchain technology is one of the most important technological innovations of recent years. The major emerging trends in blockchain development are cryptocurrencies, NFT, Defi, and the metaverse. Businesses these days are embracing blockchain technology and moving towards a decentralized world. Especially smart contract technologies, which inevitably make organizations more vulnerable to cyberattacks in a new crypto world. As technology evolves, so do cybercriminals.

Check Point’s workshop will describe what Blockchain and smart contracts are and what security vulnerabilities they have. The workshop is designed for beginners and mid-level cybersecurity specialists wishing to learn more about blockchain and crypto hacking techniques, based on dApps TOP 10 v2022.

In this workshop, Check Point researchers will demonstrate how security professionals can find vulnerabilities in blockchain smart contracts using the latest methods and techniques. This workshop will show examples of vulnerabilities on the blockchain and demonstrate everything from the perspective of an attacker and a defender.

I see you at DEF CON!

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