Tom Hinkel

Thomas Hinkel

Vice President of Compliance Services, Compliance Guru

Tom, Vice President of Compliance Services and author of the Compliance Guru website, is responsible for ensuring that Safe Systems’ services incorporate and abide by appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices. In this position, Hinkel works closely with R&D, Product Management, and Operations Managers to ensure that new and existing services comply with FFIEC standards. Most importantly, by staying current on regulatory issues facing financial institutions, Hinkel serves as a regulatory compliance resource for Safe Systems’ customers. As author of the Compliance Guru website, Hinkel shares easy to digest information security tidbits with Compliance Officers at financial institutions across the country. With almost twenty years’ experience, Hinkel’s areas of expertise spans the entire spectrum of information technology. Hinkel has been with Safe Systems, Inc. since 2005, most recently as an Account Manager. Hinkel holds a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University, an AA in computer programming, the GSEC security certification from the SANS Institute, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, the Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) designation, the Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designations from The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) designation from the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI). Most recently, he has received DRI International’s Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) certification, making him one of only about 500 MBCPs worldwide.


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