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Ken Pfeil

Chief architect, TechDemocracy

Ken Pfeil, chief architect at TechDemocracy

Ken Pfeil is the chief architect at TechDemocracy, LLC. Ken was the former CISO at MFS Investments where he was responsible for global security operations, architecture and compliance. Prior to that, Ken was the CISO at Pioneer Investments.  He is seasoned CSO and IT veteran with experience spanning over two decades with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Avaya, Identix, and Merrill Lynch. He has served as contributor and SME for CompTIA's Security certification, ISSA's International Privacy Advisory Board covering GLBA, and Microsoft's MCSE Exam and course.

Ken Pfeil is Chief Architect and Evangelist for TechDemocracy, LLC, a provider of strategic security consulting and services, 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 nearly 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.

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