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Kimberly Peretti, Director, Co-Lead Cybercrime Practice, Forensic Services, PwC to Speak at KC’s Cyber Security Best Practices for Banking and Financial Sectors in 2011

New York, NY, June 10, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kimberly Peretti, Director, Co-Lead Cybercrime Practice, Forensic Services, PwC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Cyber Security Best Practices for Banking and Financial Sectors in 2011.” This event is scheduled for September 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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The emergent use of the internet, ATMs, credit cards and online banking has made cyber security especially challenging for banks and other financial institutions because they have been vulnerable targets for cybercrimes. While the government has taken steps to counter cyber-attacks with the introduction of certain bills such as the Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act, Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act and Cyber Security Enhancement Act, cyber security remains a critical issue for the financial industry.

Since companies are required to work closely with the governing bodies on cyber security, financial institutions and their chief security officers and business leadership team must create and implement cyber security best practices by deploying highly developed technologies to avoid potential pitfalls. A panel of key regulators and thought experts is being assembled by the Knowledge Group to help security and financial executives and management teams learn the latest best practices & policies for cyber security.

About Kimberly Peretti

Kimberly Kiefer Peretti, J.D., LL.M., CISSP, joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in May 2010 as a Director in the Washington D.C. Forensic Services practice. Peretti, a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, focuses on the prevention, response and remediation of all types of data breaches, including breaches involving payment card information (PCI), personally identifiable information (PII), and personal health information (PHI). She also services a wide range of clients in matters of cyber intrusions, cyber investigations, cyber security, financial crime, fraud, and regulation, payment systems compliance and risk mitigation, economic espionage, and Intellectual Property theft. Peretti is a Board Advisor to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Advisory Center (FS-ISAC).

Peretti's law review article entitled "Data Breaches: What the Underground World of Carding Reveals," resulted in a hearing before the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee to consider vulnerabilities in the payment card industry and has been cited by at least one State Supreme Court. She is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on the topic of data breaches, cyber investigations and cyber crime, and has been recognized as an "industry pioneer" by SC Magazine in the information security industry.

About PwC

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See for more information.

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The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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