COMMSEC: Blockchain and Smart Contract Attack Vectors


The topic aims to explore known existing issues with Smart contracts and the Blockchain.

The Smart Contract examples used are issues that have occurred on the Ethereum blockchain. They are applicable to any platform that uses the Ethereum Virtual Machine and the concepts can be applied to any form of smart contracts. The topic will also cover known best practices to mitigate these issues.

The Topology attacks explore possible attack vectors on the Bitcoin network, and subsequently any networks that rely on a controlled amount of peer-peer communication for validation. The issues explored will be on two levels: Vulnerable Smart Contract codes and Topology attacks.

Location: BALLROOM 2 Date: August 31, 2018 Time: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Jorden Seet