Cyber Security Leader and Evangelist, CISO, Advisor, and speaker
Richard brings over 30 years of management experience and has been a strategic and thought leader in IT and Information Security. His Project Management, Security Management and Operations, Policy, and Compliance experience has helped shape his broad perspective on creating and implementing Information Security Programs.
Richard has been a CISO, Director of Surveillance and Information Systems, Chief of Security Operations, Director of IT, and Project Manager for various companies and agencies in the private and public sectors.
Richard serves on the OWASP Global Board of Directors, and leads the OWASP Los Angeles Chapter. He also is president of the LA Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association. His reach in the Southern California region is extensive.
Richard is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Fellow, and has received their Honor Roll designation. He has also been selected as a finalist for both the (ISC)2 Americas Information Security Leadership Award in the Senior Information Security Professional category and the Los Angeles Business Journal CIO of the Year in Security.
Richard has been a published author and has spoken on Information Security individually and on panels. He recently was interviewed as a Cyber Security expert on Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy podcast:
He is a Security Evangelist, helping to spread the word about building Information Security Programs, secure application development, and general security awareness.