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Rich Gardner

Principal security architect

Rich Gardner is principal security architect at XM Cyber. He has over 20 years of IT experience, with the last 19 years focused on InfoSec and helping telecommunications companies and financial services industry leaders in developing infrastructure and public cloud security architectures and approaching security needs with defense and offensive mindset. Prior to XM Cyber, Rich got his start in information security in 2000, at Global Crossing as a senior security architect. He also worked as a senior security consultant and architect for AT&T, consulting with customers like BNY Mellon, State of Texas, City of LA, ABC Broadcast, and Disney on several large and complex security solutions. Rich has his CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, AWS-SAS while currently pursuing other security certifications. In his spare time, Rich is a black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu and is a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu.