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Mr. Akshay Sekar Chandrasekaran

Mr. Akshay Sekar Chandrasekaran

Achiever's Success Story

Collaborative and impactful approach to application security and financial services

Mr. Akshay Sekar Chandrasekaran is a beacon of excellence, leadership, impact, and dedication in the cybersecurity field. His visionary and inspirational leadership have been instrumental in driving some of the most significant initiatives in the industry.

As a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, he has contributed to the development of standards and policies, showcasing his passion for promoting best practices in cloud computing security. His work has not only positively impacted the industry and the profession but has also set the stage for continued growth and development in the years to come.

Throughout his career, he has consistently delivered high-quality work, setting the standard for others and inspiring them to follow suit.

He has demonstrated his expertise in the field of cybersecurity through the development of cutting- edge technologies, the publication of influential research papers, and the delivery of countless training programs. As Sr Technical Compliance Manager at Intuit, he stands at the forefront of designing, implementing, and enhancing cutting-edge algorithms to streamline compliance workflows.

He was instrumental in deployment of Intuit Assist an innovative digital AI assistant. His expertise in streamlining compliance across different business units by building a modern, scalable end-to-end system was instrumental in developing and deploying the digital assistant. The system could collect artifacts across various security domains such as encryption, key management, data retention etc. for a specific cadence.

The artifacts paved the way for Intuit to satisfy different compliance regulations by passing audits and achieving the standards set by governments and international trade bodies. This groundbreaking innovation provides users with tailored financial insights and recommendations, simplifying complex financial decisions through intuitive AI-driven interactions. The digital assistant has delivered personalized AI-driven experiences to 100 million consumer and small business customers by processing 810M AI-driven customer interactions per year processing 25M conversations with natural language per year. With the introduction of digital assistant, processing time for transactions was cut down.

While at Cloudflare, he served as security expert by helping customers adopt best security practices. His work in developing custom algorithms by analyzing different attack parameters such as cookies, headers, protocols port numbers etc. was instrumental in blocking one of the largest DDoS attacks known at that time-17.2 million requests per second.

A DDoS attack is when a lot of internet traffic is sent to a website or server all at once, making it slow down or crash. One can consider these parameters to be tools that help a computer communicate with the internet when remembering a person’s preference when visiting a website.

His illustrious career includes spearheading the modernization of a banking platform for a European client. Akshay successfully built and deployed an application security program by collaborating with different stakeholders like software developers, business analysts, testers etc. he was successfully able to migrate the banking platform from the data center onto the cloud while integrating security across the banking platform.

Akshay transformed the banking experience, making it accessible and secure for customers to apply for loans, credit cards and mortgages on the platform. The modernization ensured the sites operate with resilience 365 days a year with minimal impact during peak usage, resulting in savings of up to 8 billion Pounds across three years for the client.

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