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Kevin Shanley


KPMG in the U.S.

Kevin is a Director in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with 20 years of experience in designing and deploying cutting edge, high-volume Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions for government agencies, banks, telecoms, insurance, and manufacturing industries. He has a broad international background, with working experience in over 30 countries across North America, EMEA, and Asia. Kevin has previously worked both on the vendor side and the consultancy side of Identity and Access Solutions, providing him with a unique insight into the intricacies of vendor conduct and priorities. As a practice lead, Kevin has successfully led a variety of Identity and Access Management modernization and migration projects, as well as complex, offshore development projects.

Professional and industry experience

Kevin has substantial experience in Enterprise and Consumer Identity and Access Management, E-Business Architectures, and Security Operations.

  • Web Access Management and Secure Application Integration
  • Identity Management Technologies
  • IAM Strategy and Roadmap
  • Cloud, VM, and container-based architectures.
  • Microservices, mobile, and API frameworks
  • Web Services Design and Security: J2EE, WS-Security, SAML, OAuth, OIDC.
  • Software Development Methodologies: UML, RAD, Secure Code Development.
  • Programming in Java, C/C++, and UNIX Shell/SED/AWK script.
  • UNIX/Win system security administration (hardening, patch management, proactive security).
  • Systems architecture design, administration, business continuity and capacity planning for complex, high availability Internet environments.
  • Advanced UNIX/Win system administration, tuning, and application debugging (truss, etc.). Experienced in network hacking methodologies, tools, and penetration testing.
  • Multifactor, adaptive, and risk-based authentication strategy and rollout.

Kevin’s professional career has provided IAM strategy services, implementation services, and technical sales services to a wide range of customers in different industries. He has led large Ping Identity, CA, Oracle, and Entrust implementations at a number of Fortune 100 and government organizations.

Notable IAM and Security Implementations

  • Strategized, managed and delivered a Customer IAM strategy and road map to several premier, US-based financial services firms.
  • Served as the supervising or lead Architect on IAM transformation and migration projects involving over 50 million end users and thousands of policies.
  • Lead architect on a massive Oracle Identity Manager UI redesign and offshore implementation for a leading home mortgage services firm.
  • Product Manager for the KPMG Access Management Orchestration Suite; a revolutionary set of policy management tools to automate policy operations for Ping Identity’s products.
  • Designed and implemented DnB NOR’s (largest bank in Norway) bank fraud solution and rule-set; successfully capturing 100% of the fraudulent transactions (for 2008).
  • Computing Magazine’s Industry 2002 Best Public Sector IT Project - Innovation category - Southampton City Council ’Smartpath’ Project. Design and implementation.

Technical skills

Windows Server NT4-2016, UNIX Sysadmin, Solaris, RedHat Linux, SuSe, AIX, HP-UX, Ubuntu, Oracle DB 8-11g, VMware Workstation, ESXi, XML/JSON, REST, ASP, HTML, JavaScript, VBscript, Java, UNIX Shell/SED/AWK, SAML, OAuth, OpenID, J2EE, Ping Identity Suite (PingFederate, PingAccess, PingDirectory, PingID, PingONE, PingDataSync, PingDataGovernance), CA SSO/SiteMinder, CA Advanced Authentication, Entrust Product Suite (PKI, GetAccess, IdentityGuard, TransactionGuard), Oracle Identity and Access Suite (OAM, OIM, EBS), Oracle Directory Services (OID, OUD), Sun Waveset, ForgeRock OpenAM, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Splunk, WebLogic/WebSphere, Microsoft IIS, Apache, Tomcat/Jetty, JMeter, Docker, Vagrant, CHEF, AWS, Azure.

Kevin M. Shanley

Education and qualifications

  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), since 2003

  • MSc. Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London. Graduated with Distinction.

  • BS, Rutgers University. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.


  • Kevin is a member of the Cyber Security Services Advisory practice specializing in the design and implementation of Identity and Access Management Systems.

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