How Coinbase protects over $180 billion in assets every day

Presented by

Ben Johnson, Co-founder and CTO of Obsidian Security and Phil Martin, CSO of Coinbase

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With over 68 million verified users and a quarterly trade volume of $462 billion, Coinbase is at the forefront of making cryptocurrency accessible, transparent, and safe for all. As a leading cryptocurrency platform, they recognize the importance of securing their platform from increasingly frequent, sophisticated cyberattacks in order to maintain their brand image and keep customer assets secure. As the leader of Coinbase’s security team tasked with the responsibility of protecting over $180 billion worth of cryptocurrency, Philip Martin has faced countless threats without ever losing customer funds due to a security breach of the platform. Join Ben Johnson, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Obsidian, and Philip Martin, Chief Security Officer of Coinbase, as they break down key considerations in building world-class security programs and assess the cybersecurity challenges in the cloud-first era.

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Obsidian Security is the first truly comprehensive security and compliance solution built for SaaS. Obsidian analyzes state and activity data across business-critical applications to help manage privileges, optimize configurations, and identify compromised accounts and insider threats. By pairing a deep understanding of each application with proprietary machine learning models, Obsidian delivers value in minutes without agents to deploy or custom rules to write. Obsidian goes beyond alerts, providing actionable recommendations for security teams and detailing the exact impact of each change in customer environments. The company is led by industry veterans from cybersecurity and enterprise software and is backed by Greylock Partners, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and Wing.