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Kenneth Mendelson CISSP, CIPP, CISA, PCIP

Kenneth Mendelson CISSP, CIPP, CISA, PCIP

Senior Managing Director

Ken Mendelson is an experienced consulting executive with more than 30 years of experience at the intersection of law, information technology and public policy. He excels at leading teams of technical professionals that produce high-quality results for clients facing legal, regulatory and media scrutiny.

As a member of Guidepost Solutions’ National Security Practice, Mr. Mendelson conducts monitorships and third-party compliance audits in connection with mitigation agreements enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom. In addition, he assists established and emerging companies with implementing and maintaining cybersecurity and privacy programs by developing cybersecurity policies, procedures and guidelines, conducting risk-based cybersecurity assessments and undertaking investigations.

Mr. Mendelson spent much of his career at Stroz Friedberg, where he began as a deputy general counsel and later became managing director. While there, he originated and managed consulting engagements involving incident response, cyber security assessment, digital forensics, electronic discovery, investigations, and intellectual-property-related services. He also initiated and established a practice group that focused on CFIUS, Team Telecom compliance, mitigation, monitoring and auditing matters.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mendelson served as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised committee members on a wide range of legal and policy issues, including digital surveillance, computer security, encryption, and new technologies. He was also investigative counsel on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, where he conducted intensive private sector-oversight investigations into matters relating to POW/MIA organizations, including the dissemination of false and misleading information, and fraudulent fundraising.

Mr. Mendelson holds two patents for computer program products that detect access to a memory device.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Boston University School of Law
  • Master of Science, Broadcast Administration, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional
  • Payment Card Industry Professional
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor

Ken Mendelson is an experienced consulting executive with more than 30 years of experience at the intersection of law, information technology and public policy. He excels at leading teams of technical professionals that produce high-quality results for clients facing legal, regulatory and media scrutiny.

As a member of Guidepost Solutions’ National Security Practice, Mr. Mendelson conducts monitorships and third-party compliance audits in connection with mitigation agreements enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom. In addition, he assists established and emerging companies with implementing and maintaining cybersecurity and privacy programs by developing cybersecurity policies, procedures and guidelines, conducting risk-based cybersecurity assessments and undertaking investigations.

Mr. Mendelson spent much of his career at Stroz Friedberg, where he began as a deputy general counsel and later became managing director. While there, he originated and managed consulting engagements involving incident response, cyber security assessment, digital forensics, electronic discovery, investigations, and intellectual-property-related services. He also initiated and established a practice group that focused on CFIUS, Team Telecom compliance, mitigation, monitoring and auditing matters.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mendelson served as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised committee members on a wide range of legal and policy issues, including digital surveillance, computer security, encryption, and new technologies. He was also investigative counsel on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, where he conducted intensive private sector-oversight investigations into matters relating to POW/MIA organizations, including the dissemination of false and misleading information, and fraudulent fundraising.

Mr. Mendelson holds two patents for computer program products that detect access to a memory device.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Boston University School of Law
  • Master of Science, Broadcast Administration, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional
  • Payment Card Industry Professional
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor