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Nicholas Percoco, Prominent Cyber Security Professional, Joins KPMG Information Protection Group

Percoco is known for his cybersecurity research on mobile devices and data breach statistics

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicholas Percoco, a prominent cyber security professional, has joined KPMG LLP as a Director in the firm's Information Protection group. Percoco is known for his cyber security research on mobile devices and data breach statistics.

Percoco is based in the firm's Chicago office and will be responsible for global corporate security program development, advanced threat defense, incident management and security research.

"Nicholas brings nearly two decades of cyber security experience to KPMG and is an important leader in our fast-growing Information Protection group," said Greg Bell, KPMG partner, Information Protection. "Information and privacy protection have emerged as critical issues facing individuals, governments and the business community. Our clients value the talent and research of information protection professionals such as Nicholas to safeguard information, protect consumers and intellectual property and maintain a competitive advantage."

Prior to KPMG, Percoco led the global SpiderLabs organization at Trustwave for more than a decade. He led thousands of computer incident response investigations and ethical hacking exercises. As a speaker, he has provided unique insight around security breaches, malware, mobile security and information security trends to public and private audiences throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

In 2011, SC Magazine named Percoco Security Researcher of the Year. In addition, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology Academy of Achievement.

Percoco is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for The College of Applied Science & Technology at Illinois State University and a co-creator of THOTCON, a hacking conference held in Chicago each year. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Illinois State University.

About KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than

8,600 partners, in 155 countries.

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richardrotzler,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/11/2014 | 12:32:34 PM
I challege all the hackers even this Nicholas Peroco
I've read so many blogs and articles that these hacker's can ruin someone's life. I never believe on that. Who do you think you are a genius??? They said that you can actually access anyone's bank account and rip them off through email hacking and even can lose a job because of hackers! Are you all crazy??? I have a stable job and nobody can make me lose my job. I have a good position  and every company needs me. I have a strong security on any bank account. So I dare all the so called genius  hackers there!

1st - make me lose my job and make me jobless forever

2nd - access my bank account and rip me off

3rd - ruin my life and my reputation

I'm waiting I will not give you too much info about myself just my email adds

richard_rotzler@yahoo.com

foggycobraspeed@gmail.com

waiting for you all!
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