Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Security - What's in your Stack?
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About This Talk
Supply chain security has become a critical concern in the global economy, with growing risks posed by geopolitical tensions, cyber threats, and the re-emergence of a Great Power Conflict between the US and China. This panel aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current supply chain security landscape, with a focus on the vulnerabilities and strategies for effective risk management. We will then delve into key information security strategies, including adopting a proactive approach to risk identification throughout your software supply chain, developing robust hardware security assessments, and leveraging emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. The talk will also highlight the importance of fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders, governments, and international organizations to create a resilient and secure supply chain ecosystem.Lastly, we will discuss the initiatives taken by the Biden Administration to address supply chain security, including the comprehensive review of critical supply chains, the establishment of the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, and investments in domestic manufacturing capacity. The panel will conclude with recommendations for future policy actions and industry-wide collaborations to further enhance supply chain resilience and security in an increasingly interconnected world.
Joel de la Garza is a partner focused on information security related investments and other chaos adjacent businesses. He believes information security is getting better with security products that combine usability and security, the move to the cloud, the rise of hardware-based multi-factor authentication, and other trends.
Prior to a16z, he was the chief security officer at Box, where he joined post Series B and scaled up through post IPO. From 2007 to 2013, Joel was the global head of Threat Management and Cyber Intelligence for Citigroup, where he built the first open and closed source intelligence center outside of the defense industrial base. He also ran incident response for Deutsche Bank and founded and worked at assorted security startups. He attended Stanford University where he studied Computer Science and German.