Dr. Paul Kendall has over 40 years’ experience in the Computer and Information Security profession. He is currently an Advisory Services Principal in the Risk and Compliance practice at Accudata Systems in Dallas, Texas. He has formerly served as Director of Information Security and Compliance for a financial services company in Fort Worth, TX, Senior Manager for Accenture, LLP’s Global Security Practice, Chief Information Security Officer for AmeriCredit Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, Chief Security Architect for Compaq Computer Corporation, and Global Security Director for Air Liquide S.A. in Paris, France. He has authored over 90 papers on computer and information security in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and France. Dr. Kendall was a founding/charter member of the South Texas Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Chapter, and has served on the Board of Directors for both the South Texas ISSA and the North Texas ISSA chapters.
He was a review and assessment committee member on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Encryption Standard development effort, and was a committee member on the International Standards Organization task force developing the ISO 17799 security standard. Most recently, he served on the ISACA standards development committee for Physical and IT Security Convergence. Dr. Kendall also chairs the Lamar University Computer Science Department’s Industrial Advisory Board, and sits as a charter member on the Richland College Digital Forensics programs Advisory Board, and was recently selected to sit on the Southern Methodist University Accelerator Program’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.
In 2014, Dr. Kendall was selected as an Association for Computing Machinery Senior Member, and in 2017 was selected as an ISSA Senior Member.
Dr. Kendall holds multiple professional certifications, including CISM, CISSP, CSSLP, CGEIT, CHP, GDPR-F, and others, and is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor. He has a Ph.D./MBA in Information Systems, and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics/Statistics.