Vangelis began as a developer from Greece. Six years ago he realized that only his dog didn’t have an API, so he decided to steer his focus towards security. That led him to pursue a PhD in Web Application Security with an extra focus on machine learning. He’s still actively pursuing it. He currently applies his skills as a Chief Technology Officer at Tremau and during his free time Vangelis is helping start-ups secure themselves on the internet and get a leg up in security terms. His love of a simplistic approach to hacking by exploiting vulnerable APIs led him to publish research regarding API controlling ships, smart locks, IP cameras, car alarms, EV chargers and many other IoT devices. Since our lives are nowadays extremely cyber dependent, his goal is to convince all companies to never neglect their API security as rush-to-market mentality is almost certain to lead to catastrophic security failure.