Stanford offers online course on virtual currency and cyber security

The Stanford School of Engineering is offering an online course on virtual currency and cyber security.

This course, known as “CS251 – Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends,” will be launched in September and taught by Dan Boneh, professor of computer science at Stanford. It will be available to professionals who are enrolled in Stanford’s Cyber Security Graduate Certificate program.

Boneh believes virtual currency can offer solutions to cyber security problems. “The technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto currencies can be an indispensable tool for protecting information,” Boneh said in a news release. This course is part of a larger curriculum that explores the challenges created by the rapid expansion of technology.

“Stanford is actively working to address the world’s cyber security challenges,” Boneh said. “It’s an exciting time to study with us and gain vital skills needed for today’s cyber workforce.”

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