Ask the Expert: Minzhi He

In his early days, Minzhi never thought he’d become a Security Engineer for the largest crypto and blockchain security company in the world. With a background in software engineering, and a desire for DeFi, Minzhi has built upon his skillset to become a Security Engineer with CertiK!

Below, Minzhi shares a day in the life, alongside his background, interests, and more.

Who are you? How did you start your career?

Q: Why did you want to become a security engineer?

Q: What does your daily work schedule look like?

Reading and responding to all communications with the team.

Auditing smart contracts/pentesting application

Discuss with teammates about issues we found.

Write reports.

Communicate with clients

Q: What are some of your challenges and accomplishments?

One of the challenges I met was analyzing DeFi hacks. When I did this for the first time, I had very little experience in contract auditing. It was difficult for me to understand how the attack happened even though I knew which line of code was the root cause. My teammates and I spent a lot of time on this, we were able to understand what actually happened, and we wrote an analysis on that. After a few incidents, I became more familiar with that, and I was able to do the analysis more efficiently.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

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