What is your weekend project?
Salvador Mendoza, security researcher and co-founder of the Women in Tech Fund, United States
Being a professional or a successful individual is not a transmutation from one day to another. The process to transform an idea to a service or product is not just the amount of thinking, but the valuable planning and the actions to make it real. This transformation process could be related to professionals in educational or information security areas. The education journey as security experts is a big part of the path; however, the dedication and practice are the short steps which constitutes the core of success.
What is your weekend project? It is mentality state that everyone in the industry needs to adopt. How a security professional or student will learn new things or methodologies with small projects. Small because that is how we used to refer to initial ideas that could become great life changing ideas that could improve our security industry.
Salvador Mendoza is a security researcher focusing in tokenization processes, payment systems & embedded prototypes. He has presented on tokenization and payment methods flaws at Black Hat, DEFCON, HITB, Troopers, 8dot8 and many other.
Salvador has discovered vulnerabilities in digital payment systems like Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Wells Fargo Wallet.