Arthiraiyan Appulingam, D.Eng.

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Arthiraiyan Appulingam, D.Eng.

Department: Cybersecurity


Dr. Arthiraiyan Appulingam is an adjunct professor for the School of Engineering and Applied Science at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Appulingam has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner in the information technology field, encompassing cybersecurity, solution architecture, technology insertion, IT operations, and technical program management.

He currently serves as Chief of the Cyber Risk Management Section at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Prior, he was a Cybersecurity Program Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy; Deputy Chief Technology Officer with the U.S. Department of Education; and IT Program Manager with the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Earlier in his career, Dr. Appulingam was a Computer Engineer with the Defense Information Systems Agency working on global military data and voice communications networks.

Dr. Appulingam earned a Doctor of Engineering in Cybersecurity Analytics from George Washington University; Master’s degrees in Information Systems Engineering and Business Administration, from Johns Hopkins University and University of Houston at Victoria, respectively; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s CISO Certificate Program and holds multiple industry certifications. These include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (CGRC), and Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).