Paul Schmiedel

“Our team takes very seriously our responsibility to safeguard customer and employee data as though it was our own personal information—trust is paramount. Complex policy and regulatory requirements mandate the protection and privacy of customer and employee information. We pride ourselves in being transparent and explaining clearly how our global programs, environments, and standards address the landscape of risk across information technology, security, privacy, and compliance. Customers can move forward in achieving their business objectives with Kronos—and with confidence that they are also meeting their legal obligations.”

Paul Schmiedel
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

As vice president and chief information security officer, Paul Schmiedel is charged with the protection and privacy of all information within the Kronos global corporate network and Kronos Cloud environments and oversight of third-party providers. Schmiedel has more than 25 years of expertise in implementing regulatory, security, privacy, and compliance programs, such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI, SOX, and NIST compliance. He leads a highly-skilled team that devises and deploys security polices, standards, and solutions to meet the company’s global business and customer requirements. Previously, he was chief compliance officer for the Kronos Workforce Ready division, in which capacity he managed all compliance programs associated with the product suite, including anti-money laundering and NACHA, as well as compliance training. Schmiedel joined Kronos in 2011 to build the cloud security and compliance programs that have enabled Kronos to become the industry standard cloud service provider it is today.

Prior to joining Kronos, Schmiedel was director, systems planning, and compliance at NaviSite, Inc., a colocation and managed service data center provider. In that role, he was responsible for all regulatory compliance programs associated with the protection of customer data stored within NaviSite’s domestic and European data centers. He was also responsible for the company’s incident management program, including events that impacted the availability of services for customers.

Schmiedel holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Central Connecticut State University. He also earned the distinction of Certified Information Systems Auditor from the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association.

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