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Chips & Salsa Episode 6 - Intel's Long Term Retention Hub

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Hi everyone,

In episode 6 of Chips & Salsa, CRob and I talk to Vivek Tiwari and Fawn Taylor about the challenges of building Intel’s Long Term Retention (LTR) hub and how it’s used throughout Intel.

As Vivek states in the video, “LTR is an initiative which aims to retain a certain number of our platforms in each product generation for a long period of time. This is to allow these systems to be easily available to our engineers if they need them to work on debugging some issues or validating a product update, even years after the product was launched. These systems are kept in a centralized location we call the LTR hub and anyone at Intel can remotely access these systems at any time.”

About our guests

Vivek Tiwari - Vice President, Intel Product Assurance and Security 
General Manager, Incident Response and Remediation 

Vivek Tiwari leads the Incident Response and Remediation organization in the Intel Product Assurance and Security Group. Vivek is responsible for the development of mitigations for Intel’s critical product issues and for their coordinated delivery to customers and the ecosystem. Vivek also works with product development teams to drive improvements in future Intel products. 


Since starting his career at Intel in 1996, Vivek has held a variety of technical and program leadership roles, starting with R&D on power efficient design, to program and ramp management of several generations of Intel’s flagship CPUs and platforms. Vivek received an Intel Achievement Award for his work on the launch and ramp of the original vPro platform. Vivek has been awarded 11 patents in low power, architecture and graphics. He also holds an adjunct faculty position in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University and is on the board of governors of the IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation. 


Vivek received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. 

Vivek is based in Santa Clara, California. 


Fawn Taylor - Sr Director, Corporate Remediation Programs 

Fawn Taylor leads Corporate Remediation Programs at Intel.  She is responsible for diagnosing, designing, and implementing standardized processes, infrastructure, and governance for Intel’s product development labs and product long-term retention and support worldwide.              

She joined Intel in 2000 and has spent most of her Intel career in risk and remediation management.  She started as an auditor and fraud investigator in Internal Audit, she managed the IT Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) implementation and compliance worldwide, she led security transformation programs in Information Security, and has been a program and people manager in the various product development organizations since 2012.  

She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and has a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University.

About the Chips & Salsa video series:

Chips and Salsa is a regular video series with hosts Jerry Bryant and Christopher “CRob” Robinson.  The videos cover such topics as vulnerability disclosures, security incident response, security assurance practices, security technologies with thought-provoking interviews with subject matter experts from Intel and across the security technology spectrum.


Jerry Bryant
Sr Director
Intel Product Assurance and Security

About the Author
Intel Product Assurance and Security (IPAS) is designed to serve as a security center of excellence – a sort of mission control – that looks across all of Intel. Beyond addressing the security issues of today, we are looking longer-term at the evolving threat landscape and continuously improving product security in the years ahead.