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Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security

Advanced

Start your career as a smart contract security researcher! Learn smart contract auditing and the best practices for writing secure and optimized protocols. Explore fuzzing, invariant testing, and formal verification to identify bugs and protect web3 protocols.

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Course Details

24hrs
270 lessons
6 projects
24+ languages

Last updated on July 16, 2024

Solidity Developer

Smart Contract Security


1. Trailer
Duration: 1min
2. Welcome to smart contracts security
Duration: 5min Explore the future of smart contract security in this course. Learn from experts and learn advanced smart contract auditing and research techniques.
3. Prerequisites
Duration: 3min Find out what prerequisites are required for this course to ensure you're well-prepared for the upcoming lessons.
4. Best Practices
Duration: 5min Learn about best practices in Web 3.0 security to ensure safe and efficient smart contract development.
5. Current state of web3 security
Duration: 7min Stay up-to-date with the current state of Web3 security and understand the challenges and advancements in this field.
6. Exercises
Duration: 4min Prepare for practical exercises that will help you apply your knowledge and skills gained throughout the course.

Course Overview


What you'll learn

Smart contract invariants testing
Smart contract fuzz testing
Stateless and stateful fuzzing tools
Upgradeable smart contracts
Smart contracts auditing
Cyfrin Aderyn
Manual review

Course Prerequisites

  • Blockchain Basics
  • Solidity Fundamentals
  • Foundry Fundamentals
  • Advanced Foundry

Course Description

Become a smart contract security auditor and learn one of the most in-demand skills in web3!

If you’re a Solidity smart contract developer, a seasoned developer, or a security researcher, this course will teach you everything you need to know to get started auditing and writing secure protocols.

With over 100 lectures and more than 24 hours of videos and real-world auditing experience, this comprehensive course will give you the skills to kickstart your Solidity smart contract security auditing career.

We cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Smart contract invariants testing
  • Smart contract fuzz testing
  • Stateless and stateful fuzzing tools
  • Upgradeable smart contracts
  • Smart contracts auditing
  • Cyfrin Aderyn
  • Manual review
  • Smart contracts testing

Project-based, the Smart contract auditing and security course include quizzes, tests, exercises, and assignments and 5 hands-on step-by-step audits performed on real-world mock smart contracts.

We'll take you step-by-step through engaging video tutorials and written lessons to teach you everything you need to know to succeed as a Blockchain security researcher. Here's why:

  • The world’s leading smart contract security auditors teach the course with guests from top web3 auditing firms.
  • Continuously updated to teach you the latest tools and technologies used at large companies and protocols.
  • We've taught over 10,000 students how to audit and write secure solidity smart contracts.
  • The curriculum was developed over a period of 1 year, with comprehensive student testing, feedback, and reviews.
  • You'll save over $5,000 by enrolling and getting access to the industry smart contract security learning material.
  • The course is constantly updated with new content, projects, and modules!

This course will teach you solidity smart contract security auditing practically. Every lecture has a full coding screencast, step-by-step audit processes, and written lessons to learn how it fits you best!

By the end of this course, you will be ready to become a Solidity smart contract auditor and get lifetime access to over 100 lectures, corresponding resources, and repositories.

So what are you waiting for? Learn a Solidity smart contract auditing completely for free!


Who is this course for?

  • Web3 and blockchain engineers
  • Smart contract auditors
  • Software security professionals
  • DevOps engineers
  • CTOs and CSOs

Potential Careers

Security researcher Smart Contract Auditor Smart Contract Engineer

Solidity Developer

Solidity Developer path

Blockchain Basics

Blockchain Basics

Beginner

Start where you’re comfortable! Learn how blockchains work, smart contracts, and how to sign your first transaction. Whether you’re new or are a seasoned developer, there’s something here for you.

Solidity Developer path

Solidity Smart Contract Development

Solidity Smart Contract Development

Beginner

Start here if you’re new to writing smart contracts! Learn Solidity smart contract development from industry-leading experts and kickstart your career as a web3 developer.

Solidity Developer path

Foundry Fundamentals

Foundry Fundamentals

Intermediate

Learn advanced web3 development concepts like Chainlink Blockchain oracles, smart contracts testing, spinning up local networks, and industry-leading tools like Foundry Forge and Anvil.

Solidity Developer path

Advanced Foundry

Advanced Foundry

Intermediate

Learn smart contract development techniques to write, deploy, test, optimize, and interact with your smart contract using industry-standard tools taught by the top smart contracts engineers in web3

Current

Solidity Developer path

Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security

Advanced

Start your career as a smart contract security researcher! Learn smart contract auditing and the best practices for writing secure and optimized protocols. Explore fuzzing, invariant testing, and formal verification to identify bugs and protect web3 protocols.

Solidity Developer path

Assembly and Formal Verification

Assembly and Formal Verification

Advanced

Learn exactly how the solidity compiler and opcodes work. Write contracts using Assembly and Yul, then learn how to write formal verification tests to guarantee your invariants hold.

Solidity Developer path

Smart Contract DevOps

Smart Contract DevOps

Advanced

Following web3 DevOps guidelines and keeping an eye on smart contracts after they're live is key to making protocols and their users, safer. This course teaches you the best practices when dealing with web3 wallets and post-deployment security, teaching you how to keep smart contracts under control, even after they've been launched.


Meet your instructors

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins

Founder at Cyfrin

Web3 engineer, educator, and Cyfrin co-founder. Patrick's smart contract development and security courses have helped hundreds of thousands of engineers kickstarting their careers into web3.

Tincho Abbate

Tincho Abbate

Ethereum Security at The Red Guild

Ethereum security researcher at The Red Guild, former lead security auditor at OpenZeppelin, and app pentester.

Guest lecturers:

Josselin Feist

Josselin Feist

Head of Blockchain at Trail of Bits

Owen  Thurm

Owen Thurm

Lead Auditor at Guardian Audits

Andy Li

Andy Li

Security engineer at Sigma Prime

Johnny Time

Johnny Time

Founder at Gingersec

Pashov

Pashov

Founder at Pashov Audit Group

Juliette Chevalier

Juliette Chevalier

Lead Developer relations at Aragon

Alex Roan

Alex Roan

Founder at Cyfrin


Testimonials

Students Reviews

Read what our students have to say about this course.

If there’s one resource that Web3 developers point to, it’s Cyfrin’s ultimate tutorials. They’re standout resources that have empowered countless developers to learn blockchains, learn Solidity, and dive deep into Web3 development.

Chainlink

Chainlink

Chainlink

We can build systems for Ethereum scaling but without education, it’s all for nothing. Updraft is the first step towards adoption for Web3 education. We can now mint security focused developers at scale!

Tony Olendo

Tony Olendo

Lead Devrel Engineer, Polygon

Cyfrin's course was a cornerstone of my journey into Web3, providing me with the fundamentals and hands-on experience that have been pivotal to my journey in the blockchain space.

Raza

Raza

Lead Developer Relations, Scroll

Cyfrin Updraft videos on smart contract development have been instrumental in my blockchain journey, standing out with their clarity and accessibility. Their readiness to support and engage with learners makes me excited for more of their interactive and insightful content in the Web3 space

Francesco Andreoli

Francesco Andreoli

MetaMask

I took Cyfrin course and I’ve been working as a solutions developer at OpenZeppelin for the last few months. It was by far the most comprehensive resource and the one that really teached me the fundamentals and made me want to switch from web2 to web3

Gustavo Gonzalez

Gustavo Gonzalez

Solutions Engineer, OpenZeppelin

The Cyfrin courses were a game-changer for me. They provided a well-structured and comprehensive introduction to web3 and blockchain development. The knowledge I gained allowed me to transition into a full-time role as a blockchain developer. I can't recommend these courses enough!

Albert Hu

Albert Hu

DeForm Founding Engineer

I took Cyfrin’s courses, and I took them seriously. At least one hour every day, documented the progress, didn’t skip any second. Haven’t found a better web3 course since. Now I’m full-time in web3, working as Senior Developer Advocate at Ceramic Network.

Radek

Radek

Senior Developer Advocate, Ceramic

Cyfrin have been an absolute game-changers in my journey into blockchain. Saying their courses were remarkable, would be an understatement. Thanks to their expert guidance, I gained a deep understanding of blockchain to its roots. I'm forever grateful for their role in helping me get started in web3.

Boidushya

Boidushya

WalletConnect

Cyfrin blockchain and Foundry/AI courses were incredible. I've gained valuable knowledge, grown, empowering myself and others. Thank you, Cyfrin!

Idris

Idris

Developer Relations Engineer, Axelar