Kimberly Palmer

Sr. Associate, Seattle, WA

KPMG has given me the opportunity to work in some of the most interesting environments I could imagine. From the Manhattan flagship store of a global luxury fashion company to a manufacturing facility in Argentina where steel toe boots, hardhats, and safety goggles were required, to a pharmaceutical company next to chemists with beakers, centrifuges and everything, to a bank, SCADA facilities, a chemical plant and even the Empire State building

Describe yourself

I’m a senior associate out of Seattle. I graduated from LSU and I’m originally from Baton Rouge Louisiana. Geaux Tigers! I thoroughly enjoy traveling and my favorite places so far are Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and Tiger Stadium on Saturday nights. I love puzzles, games, chi lattes, and breakfast foods. I am weirdly great at pop-a-shot, US geography, mad gab and go kart racing. Penguins are my favorite animal because instead of getting discouraged by their flightless fate they rallied and became the Michael Phelps of all birds and the mascot for Linux. I use to think of myself as an introvert, but this pandemic has recently taught me otherwise. 

What do you do at KPMG Cyber?

I’m a penetration tester in the Cyber Defense pillar. I look for weaknesses in a company’s network, applications, physical security, and sometimes even their employees that an attacker could potentially exploit. I focus on penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and vulnerability management engagements.

Why KPMG?

KPMG has given me the opportunity to work in some of the most interesting environments I could imagine. From the Manhattan flagship store of a global luxury fashion company to a manufacturing facility in Argentina where steel toe boots, hardhats, and safety goggles were required, to a pharmaceutical company next to chemists with beakers, centrifuges and everything, to a bank, SCADA facilities, a chemical plant and even the Empire State building. The clients I get to work with and the experiences I have had with KPMG have been great and I’m looking forward to what’s next.