TNABC Miami 2018 Video Report: Crypto App Security is ‘Terrifying’ Says Stephen Bono
“There’s not enough security professionals involved in this space, there’s not enough time even to implement security because of the race to market,” says infosec veteran Stephen Bono. Unique in our video report series, he’s not representing a blockchain company — but representing ISE (Independent Security Evaluators) in the hope of educating the industry on its dire need for greater app security.
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Bono: No-one’s Thinking About App Security
“There’s a lot of money to be made here (in implementing good security) but it’s being overlooked,” Bono said. With the ICO and token sale gold rush in full swing, many projects are putting all their resources into making something they can sell. “That’s the terrifying part.”
As president and principal security analyst at ISE, Bono consults on aspects like secure design principles, security assessments of web, mobile and native applications, and finding vulnerabilities before the bad guys do. Startups need this more than they realize, because cryptocurrency is essentially money laying around waiting to be stolen. It’s an attractive target for hackers and, often as easy as stealing data.
Want to find out more? Watch the whole interview above.
Growth of the North American Bitcoin Conference
The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is regarded as the original major Bitcoin event in the USA, and possibly the world. Held annually in Miami every January since 2013, it staked that city’s claim as Bitcoin’s fun and business capital — growing from a few hundred bitcoin enthusiasts into a gathering of thousands, including several high-profile industry leaders. It’s a must-attend event on the blockchain calendar.
Produced by Dr. Moe Levin’s Keynote Events team, it now covers all disruptive blockchain technology issues — including smart contracts, ICOs, fintech, regulation and investment. TNABC also has international sister events, such as World Blockchain Forum in London.
Did you attend TNABC? Would you like to? Tell us all about it in the comments.
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