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Chris Richter

Chris Richter

Chris Richter is Avanade’s North America Security Lead. Most recently Chris was CenturyLink’s vice president of global security services, and was responsible for the company’s global managed and professional security services business. Prior to that he served as senior vice president, security services, at Level 3. With over 25 years of experience in IT, Chris has held a number of leadership positions in managed security, IT consulting, and sales with several technology product and services organizations. By helping organizations re-architect their risk management programs and security controls to outsourced, virtualized, and shared-infrastructure services, Chris has assisted numerous IT organizations lower their cybersecurity costs, while improving their overall defense posture. He has acted as both a board member and technical advisor for technology firms, and is a sought-after author and speaker on cybersecurity, risk management, security digital-transformation and IT outsourcing. He most recently contributed to the book “The Digital Big Bang,” published by Wiley & Sons, to be released in September 2019. Chris is also member of the ISSA and ISACA, and holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications.

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Rethink your cybersecurity strategy for the new world

Posted on May 15, 2020

Chris Richter shares three key steps to reset your security strategy allowing you to better prioritize and address security risks.

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The future of security is AI and people working together: RSAC 2020 recap

Posted on March 16, 2020

Chris Richter gives a recap of the RSAC 2020 conference and shows that AI is now crucial for security.

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3 things every CIO has to get right about identity

Posted on December 2, 2019

Chris Richter explains why identity and access management is critical for the modern enterprise.

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