Scientific Games on Wednesday said Stephen Richardson, its Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, was appointed to the National Technology Security Coalition’s board of directors.
Richardson has a 28-year security background, including 22 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NTSC said he will help lead the strategic direction of the organization.
He joins a group of chief information security officers who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies with a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
Based at Scientific Games’ global headquarters in metro Atlanta, Richardson joined the company in 2018 as Chief Compliance Officer. He was promoted to Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer in August 2021. The company said he has oversight responsibilities related to all aspects of information security, information technology, compliance, human resources, and internal auditing.
During his tenure at the FBI, most recently as the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division in Washington, DC, Richardson was credited with developing and implementing strategies and procedures to directly identify and mitigate criminal and cyber threats specifically related to financial crimes, foreign corruption, money laundering and illicit finance.
“Steve’s experience is vast and encompasses overseeing compliance and regulatory requirements related to cybersecurity at Scientific Games and holding senior security leadership roles in the FBI,” Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC, said in a statement. “He has extensive knowledge and experience with cybersecurity, cyber forensics, and Homeland Security practices within the federal government and private sector. We are honored to have Steve join our board and look forward to his insights about national cybersecurity policy as we continue to shape our strategy and positions.”
Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh added: “We congratulate Steve on his appointment to the National Technology Security Coalition’s esteemed board of directors. Steve is an experienced leader of organizational risk management efforts incorporating identification and mitigation of potential risks, internal and external crisis response, and resource deployment. Scientific Games, our employees and customers are fortunate to have him on our team.”