Jamal Hartenstein was born to serve and protect.
Having served in the US Army Military Intelligence corps and armed with a law degree, Jamal has built a reputation as one of America’s foremost data privacy and cybersecurity legal experts. He provides direction to global financial institutions, healthcare companies, military installations, and Federal and State agencies in developing and implementing cyber security strategies.
Jamal deploys military intelligence principles, legal acumen (domestic and international), and a deep understanding of IT Security frameworks to develop unique solutions for each of his clients.
Jamal currently serves as IT Security Director at KAI Partners, one of Sacramento’s fastest-growing professional services companies. His role includes providing consultancy services to State agencies as well as working to produce the first of its kind training certificate program covering privacy, security, governance, and implementation.
He is frequently asked to speak at professional events related to Cyber Security and Data Privacy, providing critical information to corporate leaders and security professionals. His presentations on Enterprise Mobile Security, Contract Protection, Vendor Risk Management, and Regulatory Compliance are in high demand across the country.
He has been named by the Center for Internet Security Critical Security Controls (CIS CSC) organization as a Champion of the framework which was identified as the “reasonable standard” by California’s Attorney General.
Jamal serves on several boards including: Editorial Advisory Board Chairman for CSHub.com, Board of Directors for the Superior California YMCA, and is actively engaged as a mentor and policy advocate for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC).
Education and Certifications:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
University of Phoenix, B.S, Business Administration
Georgia Military College, A.S General Education
Certified Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Training
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Intermediate
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
CompTIA Network +
CompTIA Security +
CompTIA Project +
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