Muthoni Richards MSc specializes in the intersection of Regulatory Compliance (Global and Domestic), Business, Tech and People. She has numerous years of GRC experience starting with the heavily regulated Financial Services at a time when FS Regulation was growing in depth and intensity. She has experience with GLBA, KYC, AML and FCPA. Her experience also includes the implementation of standards and frameworks to include NIST, SANS, ISO27K and PCI DSS.
She is currently engaged in supporting organizations understand and implement the EU GDPR. With its growing list of requirements, the GDPR has created turbulence in the GRC landscape especially here in the USA. Due to her vast experience, she is uniquely suited to bridge the gap between Business, Legal and IT, a challenge she thoroughly enjoys. In this position she also gets to engage her skills in conflict management, mediation and cultural competency.
Muthoni’s other interests include writing, fitness and performance arts. She also engages with several emerging and existing non-profits with a focus on improving and increasing ICT access in underserved areas in East Africa. Organizations such as Valid Dreams Foundation seek to offer school age girls in Kenya the opportunity to engage with technology in ways that are often reserved for their male counterparts.