Kent Stern is the director and lead data-mining architect for CodeCenters International. In 1987, he started the company with a small team of engineers who specialized in designing software for aircraft, ship and container routing. Today, most of his time is spent auditing machine learning and data security platforms related to anti-money laundering (AML) software and evaluating legal proceedings that are inevitably produced after a data breach has occurred.
Based primarily in the U.K., he travels between offices in the U.S., the Middle East and India. His work has taken him to every corner of the globe and into every conceivable area of data analysis, but the ability for him and his employees to keep up with the latest technology has always been a major part of his corporate philosophy. This past year, he completed the ACAMS Advanced Financial Crimes Investigations Certification (CAMS-FCI) and finished a four-country tour lecturing on building a sound defense when dealing with litigation related to digital AML processes. He is a (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been an active Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1999. He is also an advisory board member for the Cybersecurity for Business Program at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.