Ken has been providing IT security consulting services since 2004. He performs and directs security code reviews and penetration testing of mobile and web applications as well as software design and architecture reviews. His clients include banks, financial institutions, international corporations, and their software vendors.
Ken developed his strong security mindset during his time in the U.S. Navy, which he retired from in 2004. He spent the first part of his Navy career as a nuclear power engineer on submarines. After transferring to the Navy’s Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) community, he became involved in the network and web enablement efforts of both METOC and the wider Navy and Department of Defense (DoD). DoD faces unique security challenges when implementing web applications and service-oriented architectures, balancing the need to protect classified information with the need to share time-critical operational data with coalition partner nations. Through immersion in this environment, Ken became acutely sensitive to network- and application-level security threats and effective solutions to those threats.