Kate Donofrio

Kate Donofrio is a Senior Associate with Schellman. Prior to joining Schellman in 2016, Ms. Donofrio has worked as a Senior Security Assessor specializing in PCI DSS compliance audits and information security consulting engagements. Ms. Donofrio also led and supported various other projects, including HIPAA, social engineering exercises, information security training, and technical risk assessments which included vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. She has nearly 15 years combined experience within the information technology and information security fields, comprised of serving clients in various industries, including call centers, financial institutions, healthcare, hospitality, and e-commerce. Further, she has experience with performing both systems and network engineering. Ms. Donofrio is now mainly dedicated to performing PCI DSS assessments.

  • Clock Runs Out for Windows 7 Holdouts: Upgrade or Replace?

    Clock Runs Out for Windows 7 Holdouts: Upgrade or Replace?

    After 10 years of fully supporting Windows 7 Microsoft ended its official support for the out-of-date operating system. Consumers who have not upgraded to Windows 10 become part of attack vector.

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  • GDPR & Equifax Breach: The Hypothetical

    GDPR & Equifax Breach: The Hypothetical

    On September 7, 2017, Equifax, a credit protection services company and one of three major consumer credit companies within the U.S., experienced a data breach that affected a current...

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  • Days of Our Stolen Identity: The Equifax Soap Opera

    Days of Our Stolen Identity: The Equifax Soap Opera

    The Equifax saga continues like a soap opera, Days of Our Stolen Identity.  Every time it appears the Equifax drama is ending, a new report surfaces confirming additional security issues. 

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  • Segmentation Testing and PCI FAQs

    Segmentation Testing and PCI FAQs

    As a follow-up to the "What 2018 Means for Your PCI DSS Assessment" article I posted, a client of mine had a great question regarding the future date for the semi-annual segmentation...

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  • What 2018 Means for Your PCI DSS Assessment

    What 2018 Means for Your PCI DSS Assessment

    Some of you may have just read the blog title and believe I made a typo on the year, but no, I am here to talk about PCI DSS in 2018. I know it seems crazy to be discussing 2018, as we...

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  • What 2018 Means for Your PCI DSS Assessment

    What 2018 Means for Your PCI DSS Assessment

    Some of you may have just read the blog title and believe I made a typo on the year, but no, I am here to talk about PCI DSS in 2018. I know it seems crazy to be discussing 2018, as we...

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  • PCI SSC Releases Scoping and Segmentation Guidance

    PCI SSC Releases Scoping and Segmentation Guidance

    As we all were working hard, with holiday vacations and a new year in our reach, the PCI SSC released a guidance document that has been long awaited. The Guidance on Scoping and...

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