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CERIAS Security Seminar: The State of Software Supply Chain Security

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
August 30, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Dr. Anand Singh
Alkami Technology

Abstract: Software Supply Chain is emerging as one of the biggest issues that enterprises are facing these days. SolarWinds, Kaseya, 3CX, the examples are way too many. These attacks rapidly multiplied in 2022.

In this presentation, we will discuss the trending of software supply chain issues, the federal mandates in the form of executive orders that are impacting this space, emerging best practices and what is the fundamental tech stack to manage these issues, and lastly, what does a good supply chain security program looks like.

Dr. Singh will also briefly discuss his journey from being a student at Purdue (MS, Computer Science) to his current role as Chief Information Security Officer of Alkami Technology.

About: Anand is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with over 25 years of experience managing technology, security, privacy, and risk teams in a variety of verticals. His career spans Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, eCommerce, Cloud, and SaaS companies. These include UnitedHealth Group, Target Corporation, Alkami Technology, Caliber Home Loans, and PTC.

He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Alkami Technology. Alkami's solutions enable financial institutions to outsmart the competition by providing the nation's best Cloud, SaaS, and PI centric digital banking platform. Alkami's mission is to be the gold standard in digital banking. More than 400 FIs and 15 million end users use Alkami's solutions. Anand is also a seasoned Board director with tenures at DaVinci Academy, CISO XC, and Dallas CISO Summit. 

Anand holds NACD.DC, CISM, and CISSP certifications. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, MS in Computer Science from Purdue University, and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. Anand is a proud boilermaker and is deeply attached to Purdue's mission and its goals.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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