Stanford University offers a course on digital currency as a part of the online Cyber Security Graduate Certificate program this year. The new course is intended for information security professionals, web developers, and computer network architects.

Estimating a rapid growth of digital currency adoption, Dan Boneh, Professor of Computer Science at the Stanford School of Engineering, designed an online course “Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends” for students from around the world. He said:

“The technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto currencies can be an indispensable tool for protecting information.” 

The topics that will be studied during the course include types of digital currency, consensus protocol, mining strategies and incentives, Bitcoin regulation and more.

On 25 August 2015, Bohen will discuss digital currency in the light of cybersecurity developments during the webinar called “The Future of Bitcoin and Cyber Security”. The free webinar will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 Pacific time and from 12:00 to 13:00 Eastern time.

The online program will also include five courses: Computer and Network Security, Introduction to Computer Networking, Introduction to Cryptography, Operating Systems and Systems Programming, and finally, Technology and National Security. To obtain the graduate certificate, a student must complete four courses from the list.

"Stanford is actively working to address the world's cybersecurity challenges. It's an exciting time to study with us and gain vital skills needed for today's cyber workforce," says Boneh.


Daria Petushkova