Skip Hovsmith

Principal Engineer, CriticalBlue

Skip Hovsmith is a Principal Engineer and VP Americas for CriticalBlue, working on securing API usage between mobile apps and backend services. Previously, Hovsmith consulted with CriticalBlue customers on accelerating mobile and embedded software running on multicore and custom coprocessor platforms in video, networking and security modules. Prior to CriticalBlue, Hovsmith worked in formal verification, FPGA design, reconfigurable hw/sw systems, and VLSI and mixed-signal chip design. He enjoys working directly with customers and is a writer at Hacker Noon, focused on API security topics such as “They reverse engineered 16k apps; here’s what we’d fix,” and “Mobile API Security.” He is a frequent speaker at mobile, API and security conferences.