Ronald E. Plesco, Jr. is an internationally known information security and privacy attorney with over 18 years’ experience in cyber investigations, information assurance, privacy, identity management, computer crime and emerging cyber threats and technology solutions. Ron is a Principal in KPMG’s Cyber Response Services practice. Ron joined KPMG in 2012 after a distinguished career in the private and public sectors and is a frequent speaker nationally. Prior to joining KPMG, Ron was the CEO of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), where he managed the development of intelligence that led to over 400 worldwide cyber crime arrests in four years and prevented over $2 billion in fraud. Notable NCFTA intelligence-led arrests include Ghost Click, Anonymous, Coreflood and multiple online frauds.

Professional and Industry Experience

Ron is a seasoned professional and recognized leader with experience in:

  • Cyber Incident response and investigation
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Cyber Crime Threats
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Identity and Information Theft
  • Identity Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Brand Development/Management
  • Privacy

Publications and Speeches 2016-2017

  • Global Information Security Workshops
  • Why the age of related automobiles presents a 'very actual menace' in cybersecurity Cloud Computing and Help Desk
  • Why the age of connected cars presents a ‘very real threat’ in cybersecurity TechRepublic
  • Debt Buyers Association International Conference
  • Debt Buyers Association Annual Security Conference Cyber Security Roundtable
  • Detroit Auto Show speaker, Co-author Paper
  • Your Connected Car is Talking. Who’s Listening? KPMG
  • 5 Insights Into Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Need to Know Now Entrepreneur
  • ICBA (DC) Breaking Barriers Symposium
  • Fraud and Security Seminar hosted by FL West Coast Chapter of the Institute of
  • Internal Auditors
  • Understanding Cyber Security speaker
  • KPMG Real Estate CFO Roundtable (and Emerging Accounting Issues) speaker
  • ECCI Board of Advisors
  • Commonwealth of PA Innovation Showcase panel
  • Global Cyber Alliance Strategic Advisory Committee
  • LA Auto Show keynote speaker
  • Sutherland/KPMG FinTech Program on the Risk of Cyber Fraud in the Payments Industry
  • NASPP Data Jargon Workshop

Notable Media Appearances

  • CBS Evening News
  • CNBC
  • 60 Minutes
  • ARD Germany
  • Canadian Broadcasting Company

Honors and Awards

  • Winner, Most Influential People in Security, Security Magazine, December 2010
  • Winner, Editors’ Choice Award, Secure Computing Magazine, 2010