Rich started his career in IT in deploying Novel networks for mid-level enterprises. During that time, he achieved his Novel 3.11 CNE and his MCSE+I & MCT in NT4.0 along with Windows 2000. In late 2000, Rich took a leap into information security for a global telecom. After several years combating threats and building secure systems for Global Crossing, he decided to take his knowledge and experiences to others. Rich spent a vast amount of his career as a Principal Security Architect consulting with corporate 500 companies in the financial sector, broadcast, and other telecommunication companies. All with the focus of architecting and delivering defense-in-depth strategies for critical assets. Rich has a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to solving people, process and technology challenges in the InfoSec realms. Rich also has several certifications that include CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, and AWS Solution Architect-Associate.