Kevin Bong

About Kevin Bong

Kevin is a Director and the Penetration Testing Lead at Sikich focusing on information security and compliance issues faced by financial institutions. Prior to joining Sikich, Kevin spent 12 years as a Vice President of a multi-billion-dollar financial group, leading the bank’s security and IT risk management activities. With his experience performing audits, penetration testing, risk assessments and forensic investigations, Kevin provides invaluable guidance to institutions affected by standards such as those related to the FFIEC, NIST, HIPAA and PCI. Kevin is the creator of the MiniPwner, a pocket-size penetration testing device used to gain remote access to a network. He’s also an author, instructor and a speaker at conferences like RSA, DerbyCon, Security BSides and WACCI. Kevin has a Master of Science Degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Institute. In addition, he is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) who holds numerous Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC), including GIAC Security Expert (GSE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst (GPPA), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN).