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Ken Pfeil

Ken Pfeil

Chief Security Architect

Ken Pfeil is Chief Architect for TechDemocracy, LLC, a provider of strategic security consulting and executive level support and services for a broad range of clients in varying industry verticals. Prior to TDC, he most recently served as Chief Security Officer for MFS Investments, and previously as CISO for Pioneer Global Asset Management SpA (Including Pioneer Investments and all operating subsidiaries in 26 countries). He has also served as Executive Director and Head of Information Security (Americas) for German Landesbank WestLB AG. Ken’s Information Technology and Security experience spans over three decades, with strategic technical and executive experience at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Capital IQ, Miradiant Global Network, Avaya, and Merrill Lynch. While at Ken coauthored Microsoft's “Best Practices for Enterprise Security” white papers, was a technical contributor for the MCSE Exam "Designing Security for Windows 2000" and official course curriculum. In 1998 Ken founded "The NT Toolbox" website, where he oversaw all operations until acquisition by GFI Software in 2002. Ken was a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA's original Security+ certification, a member of IETF, IEEE and New York Electronic Crimes Task Force groups, and participated on the Information Systems Security Association's International Privacy Advisory Board covering the initial implementation of GLBA. He reported on security risks and performed vulnerability analysis for Windows IT Pro Magazine’s “Security Administrator” publication for four years, and has been a contributing expert for Information Security, CIO and CSO Magazines, and is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute.

Risk Analysis

How security risk is making sense to the corner office

As Big Data continues to get bigger, data volume is only one aspect of the expansion. Just as critical for CDOs and business leaders to get a handle on are the growing sources of data. Data sources are expanding, and becoming important as businesses look to capture data from every conceivable end-point – from IoT...