Aaron Kirkpatrick

Chief Information Security Officer at Venminder

As Venminder’s Chief Information security Officer (CISO), Aaron manages the information security services team and information security initiatives within the organization. He has been an integral part of developing many of the service offerings Venminder provides which clients use to simplify their risk management efforts. In his role, Aaron continues to enhance and support these services, as well as the clients that utilize them, as the risk environment evolves.

Aaron is active within the risk management and information security space and is involved in many industry and regulatory organizations, thus ensuring he is always in tune with the space as it grows and changes.

He has held roles that have been both management and control based, and has created and successfully lead security, risk and audit programs, including SOC engagements. Aaron is also actively involved in Venminder’s sales process and enjoys educating the Venminder team and clients.

Aaron has a love for teaching and taught network security at a community college over three class years, where he remains active with the program, and hopes to teach in the future.

Aaron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) who has a wide range of organizational, technical and compliance knowledge, with several years of experience applying those skills across multiple industries for organizations and their clients. Aaron’s formal education includes an AAS in Network Administration and Engineering as well as a BS in Management Information Systems.

In addition to the CISSP, Aaron’s relevant professional certifications include: ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC). Aaron is a member of IAPP, ISACA and (ISC)2.


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