Joseph M. Kurfehs, Head of Compliance
CISSP, PCIP-QSA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, DABCHS, CHS-III and CISA
Joe is Head of Compliance at SystemExperts focusing on compliance.
Joe brings over 30 years of managerial and technical expertise in IT governance, risk management, security, privacy and regulatory compliance to SystemExperts. He has extensive experience with the implementation of NIST and ISO 27000 standards, as well as compliance with GLBA, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, US-EU Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, and GDPR.
Just prior to joining SystemExperts, Joe held dual roles as Global Director of Security and Head of Risk and Compliance at Grey Group, Cohn and Wolfe, and GreyHealth Group within WPP, a world leader in marketing communications.
In this position, Joe implemented a global application vulnerability scanning program and a global GRC solution to manage and track risks in all operating groups and offices. This included a third party vendor risk management program, as well as compliance to SOX and GDPR. He also managed the security and compliance program for the world’s largest IT Transformation program during the outsourcing of IT operations to IBM.
Joe has 19 years of full time IT experience in the financial sector with First Investors (2 years) and Prudential Financial (17 years), where he served as Systems Manager – Distributed Systems Security and Architecture. In addition, he has six years’ experience at the world largest immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, where he served as the Global Information Security Officer, and four years at Princeton HealthCare System, where he served as the Technical Security Officer and Manager of both Information Security and Application Support.
Joe’s IT consulting background includes work for KPMG, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, University Medical Center at Princeton, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Joe holds professional certifications for: CISSP, PCIP-QSA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, DABCHS, CHS-III and CISA. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Management Sciences from Kean University, Union, NJ.
Joe currently resides on the Jersey Shore with his wife and their combined seven kids.