Rich Latayan serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at AAA, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the cybersecurity program, compliance, architecture, operations, risk management and security incident response. Rich is a transformational leader and forward-thinking IT professional with two decades of experience aligning strategies with technical innovation, business development, and data governance.
Prior to his current role, Rich held global Information Security and IT leadership positions at Walgreens, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Crowe, TransUnion, and Hollister. He adeptly delivers board-level presentations, leads financial planning and revenue generation, and advocates for compliance. This experience has enabled him to excel in international business development and the fields of IT and Business Process Outsourcing (ITO/BPO).
His community involvement includes presenting and moderating at public speaking forums including Evanta, Conseo and INTIX on various topics including cloud identity management, third-party risk assurance, business automation and artificial intelligence. Rich also mentors community professionals in cybersecurity and served as college adjunct instructor in digital forensics and systems security for bachelors and associates degrees. He also earned industry certifications in IT and Information Security including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, ISSMP, CPM and ITIL.