Keith Swiat is a senior architect in West Monroe Partners’ Technology practice, specializing in cybersecurity. He has nearly 25 years of experience fortifying organizations against the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape.
Keith Swiat is an accomplished and respected cybersecurity leader dedicated to improving the security posture of companies through the lens that security is attained, not obtained. He helps clients identify their organizations’ highest strategic risks and then strengthen system controls, policies, and procedures surrounding access, segregation of duties, monitoring procedures, and more.
Keith’s broad cybersecurity experience includes governance, threat modeling, cloud security, incident response, data breach forensics, penetration testing, application development, social engineering, and cryptography. He also has extensive domestic and international regulatory exposure in areas such as GDPR/Safe Harbor, ISO 27002, NIST-800, NY DFS 500 23, HIPAA, FERPA, NERC/CIP, DFARS, PCI-DSS/PA-DSS/P2PE/PTS, COBIT, and SANS. His technical expertise spans current security tools, as well as all major languages, web technologies, and operating systems.
Keith joined West Monroe Partners in 2017 from RSM US LLP, where he was a director in the Security and Privacy Services practice and practice leader for the Northeast region. He created and delivered core cybersecurity solutions in areas such as IT security governance and compliance, IT security testing, digital forensics and incident response, payment card industry (PCI) compliance, and security architecture and implementation.
Previously, he was a director and leader of Trustwave’s Global Payment Application Practice and a senior forensics analyst with Cybertrust (now part of Verizon). Earlier in his career, he held several systems engineering/consulting and network engineering/administration roles.
Keith is a seasoned public speaker adept at engaging and educating audiences about cybersecurity and an active participant in furthering the understanding/application of cybersecurity best practices through local and national security communities and organizations.
Keith holds an array of professional certifications, including CISSP, PCI-QSA, PA-QSA, P2PE PCI-QSA, P2PE PA-QSA, and Cisco CCNP/CCDP.