SOURCE: Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG)

Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG)

June 01, 2015 09:04 ET

KCG Selected as NAFCU Services Preferred Partner for Penetration Testing and Cybersecurity Advisory Services

Company Approved to Provide Penetration Testing Services to Credit Union Community

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States, today announced that it has been selected by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Services Corporation as a Preferred Partner. The company qualified for this prestigious designation after an extensive review by three panels of credit union CEOs.

"KCG has demonstrated commitment to their customers' success through the use of disciplined project management methodologies, highly skilled professional resources, proven assessment methodologies and transparent discussions of work being completed," said Randy Salser, President, NAFCU Services. "We are excited about KCG serving as the trusted advisor for penetration testing and cybersecurity advisory services to NAFCU members and the larger credit union community."

KCG conducted more than 200 penetration tests in 2014 alone, across numerous types of financial institutions, Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies. The company has extensive experience with providing technical, standardized and customizable offerings, as well as incident response capabilities to mitigate attacks of all types. More than 95 percent of KCG employees, who are highly skilled in exploiting all potential access points of an organization's security perimeter including networks, applications and the physical or human element, hold security certifications.

"KCG is thrilled about the opportunity to help credit unions address the unique security challenges they face today," said Maryann Hirsch, President, KCG. "Financial institutions are primary targets for physical and cybersecurity attacks. Our penetration tests offer the simulation of potential attack vectors and threat scenarios most likely to impact the overall credit union environment, from IT systems to social engineering."

About KCG
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest independent and privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States. Our experienced and credentialed professionals are technical and consultative experts that serve as trusted advisors, while identifying and managing risk for our nation's most critical infrastructures and institutions. Leveraging our demonstrated methodologies and adaptable processes, combined with our full lifecycle approach to cybersecurity, we assure the security of an organization's assets, information and reputation. We provide risk management, governance, operations and compliance services to enhance an organization's ability to navigate the complexities of the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Since 2000, KCG has helped organizations worldwide strengthen their enterprise integrity with secure infrastructures to deliver internal and external stakeholder confidence. For more information about KCG, visit and follow us on Twitter @KnowledgeCG.

About NAFCU Services Corporation
NAFCU Services Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). For 40 years, NAFCU Services has partnered with the industry's leading providers to offer superior solutions to credit unions. With the NAFCU Services Preferred Partner Seal, we designate only those suppliers who are truly committed to credit unions, and who have undergone a rigorous evaluation process. Our mission is to identify innovative solutions for credit union growth and productivity. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @NAFCUServices.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    A.J. Guenther
    ConnellyWorks, Inc.
    571-323-2585, ext. 2130

    Paul Timm
    Vice President of Marketing
    NAFCU Services Corporation