Akshay Sivananda is the Manager of the Application Security Team at Fannie Mae, and has about 15 years of experience in areas of Information Security, Information Technology and Program Management. Akshay's current responsibilities at Fannie Mae include managing and maturing the Software Security Assurance (SSA) program, managing the application penetration testing team, and providing security consulting support to internal engagements.

In addition to being a core part of the initial build out of the SSA program at Fannie Mae, Akshay has championed the reshaping of the entire Application Security program at Fannie Mae over the past year, with an emphasis on stakeholder collaboration and enabling software developers to build more secure applications, under the leadership of Information Security senior management.

Akshay holds CISSP, CISM, CSSLP, and PMP certifications. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. Akshay also serves as the one of the chapter leaders for the OWASP Northern Virginia (NoVA) chapter.