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Randy Armknecht

Managing Director


Randy Armknecht, named one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 35 Consultants under 35, is currently leading Protiviti’s Chicago Security & Privacy consulting practice which provides a variety of security services from governance program reviews and strategic direction to technical exploitation and incident response. Over the last 14 years in the field he has experienced a variety of roles from developer and network admin to lead investigator and security architect. Randy is a frequent speaker on the topic of cybersecurity at venues such as conferences, IIA/ISACA chapter meetings, executive sessions, and multiple universities.


Cloud Computing – Architecture & Security:

  • Randy is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect who works with several clients on addressing the security concerns of their AWS specific implementation
  • Served as the security representative for an Enterprise Architecture Review Board that oversaw multiple cloud deployments at a global financial organization (SaaS and IaaS)
  • Worked with a leading global consumer products company to design an identity and access management solution and security evaluation process for cloud services deployed across the globe
  • Assisted a regional bank with analyzing and developing a business case to migrate to cloud infrastructure

Cyber Security Programs:

  • Stood up a Cyber Program Office for a large global technology and manufacturing firm to create and implement a cyber security capability inline with business and regulatory expectations over 18 months
  • Served as an external CISO for a mid-market lending organization overseeing the creation of a fully staffed cyber security program to advance the maturity and capability of the organization’s security function
  • Worked with the CEO, CIO, COO, and General Counsel of one of America’s largest private companies to redesign the structure of their cyber security organization
  • While in industry, lead the creation of cyber security programs at a mutual fund advisor and a global law firm

Secure Systems Development:

  • Leveraged his B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. Computer Security in the evaluation of a Bluetooth based communications protocol between an IoT device and mobile application.

  • Assisted multiple companies in the integration of secure coding principals into existing software development life cycles, both waterfall and agile.


  • Cloud Security

  • Security Programs & Strategy

  • Secure Systems Architecture

  • Secure Development

  • Incident Response

  • Computer Forensics


  • Financial Services

  • Legal Services

  • Health Care

  • Energy/Utilities


  • B.S. Computer Engineering Technology, DeVry University

  • M.S. Computer Security, DePaul University


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (AWS CSA-A)

  • Former EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

  • Former SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)


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