SPECIALISTS

Kevin Ricci

Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC

Experience

Kevin Ricci is a Partner in the firm's Providence office and a leader within the Technology, Risk Advisory, and Cybersecurity (TRAC) Practice. He has over 25 years of extensive experience in technology services including consulting, security assessments, cybersecurity awareness training, social engineering simulations, IT auditing, fractional CISO, project management, database development, data analysis, and compliance services including PCI DSS, for which he is a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Kevin has helped his clients achieve their cybersecurity and privacy goals, helping assess, build, and transform their cybersecurity and privacy programs, and has provided strategic oversight in enhancing his client’s IT risk and security capabilities. Kevin has experience managing cybersecurity engagements across the industry spectrum, with a focus on cybersecurity and privacy, regulatory compliance including PCI DSS, and IT general computing and operational controls including those related to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX). He has also worked with a broad variety of large and small companies to develop data analysis tools, including the design and development of database solutions that streamline data collection and reporting.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Kevin spent a decade leading the Information Technology team at a local telecommunication company, using his innovative leadership style to help the company achieve exponential growth. He then spent 15 years as head of Citrin Cooperman’s Providence Information Technology team before moving into the consulting realm, arming him with a profound understanding of his client’s technology challenges. Kevin is a founding member and a leader within the Firm’s cybersecurity consulting team, and as his clients’ trusted advisor, he has developed lasting relationships while providing cybersecurity solutions that help organizations remain safe and secure.

Kevin is also a prodigious writer and presenter, frequently called upon to share his cybersecurity expertise on television, podcasts, articles, and conferences. He is also an active member of several technology-related resource groups, including the FBI’s Infragard program and the Rhode Island chapter of ISACA.

CREDENTIALS

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Bryant University

Presentations & Publications

Kevin is an accomplished writer and speaker who has contributed to publications and events across the country. To view his articles and recent news, click here.

Licenses

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Honors & Awards

Kevin was featured in Providence Business News (PBN) as a recipient of the “40 Under Forty” awards, which recognizes the next generation of business community leaders.

Kevin was a recipient of the 2020 Tech10 Award from Tech Collective and Rhode Island Monthly, which recognizes individuals who drive innovation and growth across Rhode Island's technology ecosystem.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Inspired by his son’s battle with cancer, Kevin is involved in volunteer and fundraising programs for both The Tomorrow Fund pediatric cancer clinic and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has also served as a board member for The Autism Project at Gateway Healthcare.

Kevin is also a former standup comedian, and has opened for several famous acts, including the Temptations and the Four Tops. He occasionally returns to the stage for charity events.

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I receive great satisfaction from helping others and have immense interest in technology; a career in cybersecurity provides an exciting opportunity for combining the two.

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