Kenneth van Wyk

IANS Faculty

    Ken is the President and Principal Consultant of KRvW Associates, LLC, an independent information security consulting company, and a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. He has held executive and senior technologist positions at Tekmark, Para-Protect, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the U.S. Department of Defense, Carnegie Mellon University, and Lehigh University. Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, and has presented papers and training for CSI, ISF, USENIX, FIRST, CERT, among others.

    • Incident Response Operations & Planning
    • Application Security
    • Secure Coding
    • Threat Modeling

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Former Steering Committee and Board of Directors Member for the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
    • Co-founder of Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT®)
    • Project Leader of Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) iGoat project
    • Former Member on the Board of Directors for
    • Former Monthly Columnist for
    • Lead author of Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines (2014)
    • Co-author of Rugged Handbook (2012)
    • Co-author of Secure Coding (2003)
    • Co-author of Incident Response (2001)

    Certifications & Credentials

    • Graduate Coursework,Software Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University
    • Graduate Coursework, Computer Science – Lehigh University
    • BSME –Lehigh University

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Ken is a dual citizen of the EU (England) and the USA and holds a current U.S. Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance. In his free time, Ken enjoys travel, cooking, Saints football, and spoiling a couple of basset hounds. He also volunteers his time teaching firearms safety as an NRA certified instructor.