Meet|The Experts


Our principal goal is to provide our customers with the best guidance and consulting available.

By building upon our years of experience as hands-on Information Security practitioners, we offer our customers practical and actionable consulting and training methods.

KRvW Associates, LLC

Founded in 2003, we are a small, highly-specialized, consulting and training company. Our consultants have world class backgrounds in Information Security, having worked at many of the most respected organizations in the world, including Carnegie Mellon University, the United States House of Representatives, the United States Department of Defense, and Network Solutions.

Each of our team members has demonstrated an ability to lead and directly contribute to enterprise-level Information Security projects, from small one-off design efforts through some of the largest projects in the technology world.

Kenneth R. van Wyk

Principal Consultant and Founder

Ken has previously held executive and senior information security technologist roles at Tekmark's Technology Risk Management practice, Para-Protect Services, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Ken was also the Operations Chief for the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's DoD-wide incident response team, as well as a founding employee of the CERT® Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute.

For Ken's full resumé (in PDF format), click here.

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Ken is an internationally recognized information security expert and author of three popular books, including Enterprise Security: A Confluence of Disciplines (Pearson, 2014), Secure Coding: Principles and Practices (O’Reilly, 2003), and Incident Response (O’Reilly, 2001). He is also a monthly columnist for Computerworld. Among his numerous professional roles, Ken is a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a course instructor and consultant to the CERT® Coordination Center. Ken is also on the faculty at IANS, the Institute for Applied Network Security.

Ken is also on the Board of Directors for the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a non-profit professional organization supporting the incident response ommunity. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Lehigh University and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, including S3, CSI, ISF, and others FIRST.


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Kenneth R. van Wyk
KRvW Associates, LLC