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McGladrey Names Rob Havelt National Leader, Security Testing Services

CHICAGO - July 31, 2014 - PRLog -- McGladrey LLP, the nation's largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, recently named Rob Havelt as director of security and privacy services, and national leader for security testing services.

In his new role, Havelt will be responsible for expanding our capabilities in penetration testing, application testing, and attack methodology. He will be based in the firm's headquarters in Chicago.

"The addition of Rob's skills and experience will greatly benefit McGladrey's middle-market clients, many of whom don't have the internal resources to devote to data security and privacy," said Daimon Geopfert, national security and privacy services practice. "Rob's knowledge, combined with testing by the McGladrey consulting team, allows clients to confidently focus on their core businesses and clients, knowing that their information is secure."

Prior to joining McGladrey (http://www.mcgladrey.com/), Havelt was a founding member and global director of one of the world's largest and most prolific security testing and incident response practices. In this role, he was responsible for a large global delivery group that conducted more than 3,000 penetration tests worldwide annually.

Havelt has been a leader in the information security community for more than 20 years. He has worked as a systems architect, security engineer, consultant, and director in the financial, retail, governmental, automotive and telecommunications industries. He is known for his work in the field of offensive security, specifically dealing with security testing. Havelt is considered one of the top thought leaders for topics such as penetration testing, application testing and attack methodology. He has done training and presentations at most major security industry venues such as Black Hat, Defcon, and RSA.

Havelt holds a CIS in engineering from University of Michigan, Dearborn.

About McGladrey
McGladrey LLP is the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 7,000 people in 75 offices nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm and serves clients around the world through RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms. McGladrey uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed. For more information like us on Facebook at McGladrey News (http://facebook.com/McGladreyNews), follow us on Twitter @McGladrey and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Terri Andrews

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