Careers, Leadership, Incident response, Security awareness

Creating Security Budgets Where There is No Budget – Kevin Richards – CSP #55

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:

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.

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Kevin Richards
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.
Kevin is recognized for his achievements and is active in promoting information security best practices throughout the industry. He served as the International President for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) International Board, is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow, a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow, and was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame for contributions to the information security community and the security profession.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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