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IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products

This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases.

"The X-Force Red Blockchain Testing service will evaluate the whole implementation including chain code, public key infrastructure and hyperledgers. X-Force Red will also test backend processes, applications and physical hardware used to control access and manage blockchain networks," the company explained.

"Leveraging the extensive security and developer expertise of X-Force Red penetration testers, the service will evaluate both the backend processes used to manage blockchain networks as well as the actual ledger environment," it continued.

According to IBM, the service includes a manual code review, review of security processes and elements such as access controls, and hands-on penetration testing via the X-Force Red team.

More information on this new service can be found here.

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