Bounty: Call for Notable Works // Key Scholarship

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Auditing and Security

The Security Reference Architecture for Blockchains: Towards a Standardized Model for Studying Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Defenses

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  • Authors: Ivan Homoliak, Sarad Venugopalan, Daniël Reijsbergen, Qingze Hum, Richard Schumi, Pawel Szalachowski
  • Description: This paper proposes a 4-layer security reference architecture for blockchains and identifies known threats, countermeasures, and dependencies at each layer
  • Relevance: This paper is relevant because it is one of the first contributing towards the standardization of security threat analysis in the blockchain space
  • Citation: I. Homoliak, S. Venugopalan, D. Reijsbergen, Q. Hum, R. Schumi and P. Szalachowski, “The Security Reference Architecture for Blockchains: Toward a Standardized Model for Studying Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Defenses,” in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 341-390, Firstquarter 2021, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2020.3033665.
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So, I keep seeing CTA, please, what does it mean? Call To Attention?


Yes, but that is a bit of a niche term. We should probably come up with something better…

Please note: maybe?


@Fizzymidas Took the opportunity for a full rewrite.