Kenneth Kasten

Kenneth Kasten

Ken Kasten is a skilled security practitioner with over 30 years of delivering superior organizational security strategies and solutions. His industry experiences include: mass merchant retail, marketing, hospitality and travel with practice in field and corporate environments for publicly held and privately owned companies. He is situation tested with competencies in strategy development; policy creation; program assessment; solutions design; process implementation; situational assessment; business ethics; crisis management; investigations and incident response. His career has included assignments at Target, a Fortune 50 US discount retailer, where he served in numerous capacities on its renown loss prevention team; at Carlson, a global marketing, travel and hospitality corporation, where he led enterprise security and business ethics; and now, as principal and lead consultant, provides security and integrity consulting services to individuals and businesses in need. Over the course of his career, he has become known for his innovated use of technology; for promoting ethical security practices and behaviors; for his contributions to the advancement of security practices; and for his continual efforts to broaden the horizons of security professionals, promoting security as a full fledge partner and contributor to business success. Ken has degrees in both criminal justice and management. He is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and is a founding member of the Twin Cities Security Partnership (TCSP).

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus faculty, Security Executive Council; former director of security at Carlson