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Kevin walks through a very creative method of getting the budget necessary. Over the years, security departments acquire tool after tool, sometimes integrated, and many times under-utilized. Kevin describes how to leverage the current environment to “find” new sources of budget to fund the right cybersecurity investments.
To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/CISOSTORIES_KevinRichards_Article.pdf
Richards, K. 2019. Creating Budget Where There Is No Budget. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 482. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.
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Creating Security Budgets Where There is No Budget
Kevin Richards – President at Secure Systems Innovation Corporation
Kevin is a Cybersecurity Strategy & Risk Executive with over 30 years of experience in information security and enterprise risk management. Working with large multi-national corporations, as well as the United States Department of Defense and other U.S. Federal, State and Local agencies, Kevin provides an array of technical and pragmatic perspectives on building and protecting an organization’s critical information assets.
Todd Fitzgerald – Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.