Kevin Simmonds

Kevin is a Partner in PwC’s Cybersecurity & Privacy practice based in Atlanta. He has over 16 years of experience assisting companies with developing business-aligned Information Security programs, developing sustainable Payment Card Industry (PCI) programs, overseeing technical security assessments, and responding to cyber attacks / breaches. Kevin leads PwC’s Cyber Penetration Testing Team (CPT2), which is a team of advanced testers focused on adversary attack simulation services (e.g., red teaming, purple teaming, dynamic application security testing (DAST), mobile application security testing, IoT testing, and more) for clients across all industries.

Relevant experience:

Kevin has been an advisor for numerous clients in the Financial Services, Technology, Retail & Consumer (R&C), and Healthcare industry, providing strategic guidance to solve complex business and technology issues. He has managed a global information security program and strategy development engagement designed to identify gaps within the client’s US- and UK-driven security programs and provided recommendations to mature functional areas such as Strategy & Business Alignment, Threat & Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, and Identity & Access Management. Kevin has also managed a global PCI readiness assessment that encompassed reviewing the compliance status of a FinTech company and its portfolio of subsidiaries. Lastly, he managed a global cybersecurity assessment designed to identify inconsistent security controls/processes and security awareness gaps that could result in exfiltration of intellectual property or personally identifiable information.

Education and certifications:

Kevin holds a BBA from Howard University, and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).


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