From zero to hero in blockchain security – A CP workshop at DEF CON 30

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

The event consists of several tracks of speakers featuring sessions about technology and hacking-related subjects, as well as cyber-security challenges and related competitions.

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

Every DEF CON event has a theme. At the confrence’s 30th anniversary this year, the theme is ‘Hacker Homecoming’. Organizers visioned 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 which decides what topics are eligible and worthy.
This year researchers from the Check Point Research (CPR) team, will be presenting at the event. Check Point Researchers presenting at the event include:

  • Oded Vanunu, Head of Products Vulnerability Research
  • Dikla Barda, Security Expert
  • Roman Zaikin, Security Expert

The team will be running a 4-hour workshop session titled “From zero to hero in blockchain security” and will be talking about Blockchain hacking.

Blockchain technology is one of the most significant technological innovations to take place in the past few years. The top emerging blockchain development trends are crypto coins, NFT, Defi, and the metaverse. Nowadays, companies are adopting blockchain technology and moving towards a decentralized world. Especially smart contract technologies, which inevitably leaves organizations more vulnerable to cyberattacks in a new crypto world. As technology evolves, cybercriminals evolve too.

Check Point’s workshop will describe what Blockchain and smart contracts are and what security vulnerabilities they possess. The workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate-level cyber security specialists interested in learning about blockchain and crypto hacking techniques, based on dApps TOP 10 v2022.

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

See you at DEF CON!