Ken Tyminski is currently an independent advisor/consultant who provides IT and Security knowledge to clients. Encompassing over 32 years of information technology experience, he is uniquely qualified to provide strategic consulting services for technology companies, business enterprises, and industry associations with a focus in the area of information security and risk management.
Ken retired from Prudential Insurance Company of America in 2006 where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. He was responsible for ensuring that Prudential’s business systems were architected appropriately, implemented securely and protected from malicious outsiders and insiders. As CISO, he also led the Information Security Office for Prudential, which established policies, standards and ensured controls were in place for millions of users, thousands of branches and hundreds of offices across the country and internationally.
Prior to his assignment as Prudential’s first Chief Information Security Officer, Ken held several other prominent positions. While working in the Corporate Technology Services organization he managed the Operations Control Center, overseeing the entire technology operation for the enterprise. Ken has also managed Information Technology Help Desks, IT Controls and Compliance functions, Technology Research and Software Engineering organizations.
Throughout his career he has demonstrated his ability to create and manage enterprise scale technical and operational organizations. Ken is well known in the industry as a visionary, strategic thinker and early adopter. He has served on the advisory boards of several companies and is known for his candor and frankness. Ken is an outstanding presenter who speaks frequently at conferences and symposiums.
Ken graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Upsala College with a BS degree in Business Administration. He also has earned a certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology from New Jersey Institute of Technology.