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Kevin Richards

Managing Director - Accenture Security; North America Lead; Global Strategy & Risk Lead


Kevin leads Accenture’s Global Security Strategy & Risk Practice. He brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in helping large multinationals and government organizations protect their critical information assets. He specializes in developing:

  • Information security framework and strategy

  • Risk framework

  • Business continuity

  • Resiliency strategy

As a trusted information risk management advisor, Kevin plays a strategic role in helping organizations achieve cyber resilience. His clients include large multinationals, as well as the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

Kevin actively promotes information security best practices throughout the industry. He served as the international president for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) International Board in September 2012, and is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow.

A renowned authority in the security domain, Kevin is a frequent speaker at national and international security conferences. He has published articles on a number of information security topics in noted publications such as The Washington Post, USA Today, Vancouver Sun,, SC Magazine and the ISSA Journal. Kevin is also a regular contributor to monthly security periodicals.

In his free time, Kevin likes to spend time with his family and friends. His interests include music (he plays the guitar and piano) and coaching youth flag football, basketball and softball teams.

Kevin has a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University. For inspiration, he draws on Mark Twain’s advice: “Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest."

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