Joseph Krull

Joseph Krull

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Cloud, Compliance, Cyber Risk Management Strategy, Data Protection and Privacy, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Managed Security Services, Network and Endpoint Security, Vendor Management, Wireless and Voice Security

Joe Krull, CISSP, CISA, IAM, CRISC, and CIPP, is a senior analyst at Aite Group specializing in cybersecurity, privacy, and IT risk. He splits his time between San Antonio, Texas, and Tel Aviv, Israel, and he brings more than 40 years of security and privacy experience to Aite Group.


Mr. Krull is a frequent speaker at international cyber and privacy events, and he has been a regular contributor to cyber and audit professional organizations in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Krull has worked in 115 countries and has provided cyber and privacy consulting advice to large enterprises on four continents. Most recently, he was a member of Accenture’s Security Strategy and Risk practice, where he focused on the impact of cybersecurity on mergers and acquisitions, compliance with cyber and privacy regulations, and helping companies formulate their cybersecurity strategies. Prior to Accenture, Mr. Krull’s consulting experience included a leadership role with a Big Four, a senior role at an application security vendor, and leading his own company focused on reducing security risk to telecommunications companies. Prior to consulting, Mr. Krull was the chief information security officer at three Global 1000 companies, and he served as an operations officer and military attaché at seven U.S. Embassies around the globe. Mr. Krull contributes to the future of the cybersecurity profession as a board member for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and as an advisor for two early-stage startup companies focused on identifying nontraditional candidates for cybersecurity positions. 


Mr. Krull is a graduate of the University of the State of New York and the United States Foreign Service Institute. He is multilingual and multicultural in English, French, German, and Hebrew. 


Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET
New privacy regulations uncover undermanaged unstructured data that expands the risk to the organization. Companies are beginning to understand that compliance and security challenges surrounding sensitive data must be prioritized and are seeking cost-effective approaches to address the full...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
40% of respondents feel their penetration testing frequency isn’t enough In today’s cyber threatscape it’s becoming increasingly clear that security validation of the network controls and processes must take center stage of the organizational cyber security strategy.  With penetration...

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