Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara and Citrin Cooperman Release Full Series of Cybersecurity for Business Podcasts in Preparation of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

by | Press Releases

Rhode Island — September 10, 2019 — Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) and Citrin Cooperman, a full-service assurance, tax and business advisory firm, announce the release of the final two episodes in their original six-part series of cybersecurity podcasts, “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” with “Taming and Reforming the Wild West of Information in the Digital Age” (Episode V) and “Meet “Your” Hacker – Why Offensive Measures Are Your Best Defense Against Threats” (Episode VI). The episodes add to the multimedia library of cybersecurity resources provided by the companies in a joint effort to ensure that businesses have access to information to secure and safeguard their data against cyber threats and criminals as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month launches in October.

The podcast interviews feature PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a leading voice and frequent commentator on social media and digital law and cybersecurity legal issues, and Kevin Ricci, CISA, CRISC, MCSE, QSA, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman. Joining the conversation for Episode VI is guest commentator Matt Wagenknecht, a director with Citrin Cooperman and the corporation’s “ethical hacker.” Mr. Wagenknecht specializes in cyber threat and vulnerability consulting, including assessing and defending networks, computers and data. His unique set of skills give him the ability to perform simulated cyber attacks – as if he were a hacker – to identify weaknesses in a business’s IT environment. During the podcast interview, he explains the covert nature of hackers, what might trigger an internal breach, the importance of vigilant oversight of IT networks, and provides preventative security measures businesses should take to protect their organization from the harmful consequences of a data breach by a hacker.

In addition to the podcasts, the website, Cyber Crooks and Crime, serves as a cybersecurity resource library with research studies and articles to keep organizations up-to-date on cybersecurity issues and provides proactive steps to protect information in order to make informed decisions.

To listen to the entire series of podcasts and access other important cybersecurity information and materials, visit Cyber Crooks and Crime.

For further information, please contact Clare Eckert at PLDO at 401-855-2601 or email or Tracy Tavares at Citrin Cooperman at 401-421-4800 or email

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

About Citrin Cooperman
Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service assurance, tax, and business advisory firms in the United States, having steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients “focus on what counts.” Rooted in our core values, we provide a comprehensive, integrated business approach to traditional services, which includes proactive insights throughout the lifecycle of our clients wherever they do business, across the globe. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited.

Client Review

What is extremely unique about PLDO is that they are great lawyers who actually care about me and my business. They make me feel as if I am the most important client in the firm and I am certain that all of their clients feel the same way. 

> Search More Client Reviews

Attorney Search