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Kimberly  Peretti

Kimberly Peretti

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Kimberly (Kim) Kiefer Peretti is a partner in the firm's White Collar Crime Group and co-chair of our Security Incident Management and Response Team.  Ms. Peretti is also a former director of PricewaterhouseCoopers' cyber forensic service practice and a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. She focuses her practice on managing complex, technical electronic investigations and responses, often resulting from cyber intrusions and data breaches. She also services a wide range of clients in matters of cybersecurity; privacy; financial crime, fraud and regulation; payment systems compliance and risk mitigation; economic espionage; and intellectual property theft. 

While at the Department of Justice, Kim led several benchmark cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, including the prosecution of the infamous TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in prison for his role in the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted by the department. 

Kim is regularly quoted in the media and is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer. She was featured in both a New York Times Magazine cover story and a CNBC documentary for her role in the prosecution of Gonzalez, and has been recognized as an information security "industry pioneer" by SC Magazine.  Kim has been a board advisor to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Advisory Center (FS-ISAC) and regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on matters of cybersecurity.

Kim is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds an LL.M. from the University of Munich, Germany, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude) and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (Phi Beta Kappa).

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