New York, Aug. 09, 2018 — AlphaPoint, a leading blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset networks and exchanges all over the world, today announced the appointment of experienced cybersecurity executive Srikant “Sri” Manda as its first Chief Information Security Officer hire.
With a specialty in financial services, Manda brings 15 years of cybersecurity governance, architecture, and operations experience. He has previously worked in cybersecurity operations with Citigroup and TD Bank. More recently, he led security architecture and engineering teams at Juniper Networks and Fortinet. Manda has a strong background in Security Strategy, Governance, Architecture, Automation, Machine Learning, and Product Security.
“One of the reasons I am especially excited to join AlphaPoint is that it’s clear that the company already prioritizes security — internally as a company as well as for its customers. For example, their partnership with Intel offers a trusted security-focused solution backed by Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGXs),” said Manda.
“There is a lot of scrutiny around hacks and lost funds on cryptocurrency exchanges and we do not take this challenge lightly. We work every day to protect our clients and ensure the safety and security of our products and customers through multilayer cybersecurity, physical security, and operational best practices. Sri coming on board doubles down on our commitment to be a security first company,” said AlphaPoint co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Joe Ventura.
“Sri has successfully implemented best practices around cloud and application security within the financial services industry and is well positioned to oversee the security of AlphaPoint’s technology and products as well as to further mitigate any potential technology threats,” said Salil Donde, AlphaPoint Chief Executive Officer. “AlphaPoint implements best practices and leads the way in terms of security. We are excited for Sri to ensure that AlphaPoint continues to set the precedent for others in the industry to follow.”
AlphaPoint’s success has been built by its current team, which is led by industry veterans with extensive senior experience across capital markets, FinTech, exchange technology, options, FX, and engineering. In this new growth phase, AlphaPoint has established additional senior roles to help further AlphaPoint’s mission: to unlock the value of illiquid assets for a wider audience of investors.
AlphaPoint is a global financial technology company helping institutions make illiquid assets liquid. Through its secure, scalable, and customizable distributed ledger platform, AlphaPoint enables customers to digitize assets as well as launch and operate markets with its white label exchange and asset digitization technology. AlphaPoint and its award winning blockchain technology has helped institutions discover and execute their blockchain strategies since 2013. For more information, please visit https://alphapoint.com and follow @AlphaPointLive.