Founded in 2015 by a passionate engineer, Securing Apps is an independent Swiss company providing services to build security in software. Located in French speaking Switzerland, including its servers to improve confidentiality, it can assist customers throughout Europe.
Designing and developing for a two-factor authentication product during 6 years made him deal with challenging threat models, particularly when delivering a public mobile application.
And also practice extensively secure coding guidelines, as the solution was regularly reviewed and penetration tested by 3rd parties.
Being responsible for the integration and deployment with customers was for him a great opportunity to work with diverse production infrastructures and security providers, in critical sectors such as banking, health or industry. Understanding the various stakeholders constraints was key to reduce operational costs as much as possible.
His experience was used in both internal and external consulting roles. He helped in the security requirements definition and implementation, including cryptographic protocols, for applications where the insider is the enemy. He also led code reviews and security validation activities for companies exposed to reputation damage.
He also teaches application security and blockchain technologies in Swiss or French universities, while advising startups with related use cases.
In addition, he presented at DefCon Crypto Village in 2016 a new attack vector for encrypted messaging apps called Man In The Contacts.