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Gregory Richardson - 1337 Networks, Inc.. Charlotte, North Carolina Area, NC, US

Gregory Richardson

Network Security Lead | 1337 Networks, Inc.

Charlotte, North Carolina Area, NC, UNITED STATES

Gregory Richardson: Cyber Security Expert



Gregory Richardson is the Caribbean's leading expert on cyber security and is a sought-after conference speaker and adviser to Caribbean governments and institutions.
In 2012, he was a panelist for the Organisation of American States' (OAS) workshop on Cyber Security and Cyber Crime in the Caribbean, where he discussed the threats and trends in the region.
His conversation-style presentations have allowed him to speak in conferences and seminars from Columbia to Montserrat. He continues to advocate for increased internet governance across the region and also provides practical steps that small businesses as well as governments can make to protect their digital assets.
The entrepreneur has been a steady presence at the Caribbean Telecommunication's Union (CTU) ICT Roadshows and CaribNOG forums around the Caribbean since 2010. He enjoys sharing his passion and lessons learned from running his own companies to new business owners and perspective entrepreneurs.
Now based in the USA, Gregory advises financial institutions and governments on establishing secure cyber networks and designing legislation to thwart cyber criminals.

Industry Expertise (2)

Computer Networking

Computer/Network Security

Areas of Expertise (3)

Web Development


Network Security

Accomplishments (3)

Interview with FOX Charlotte on Privacy Concerns (professional)


Story link with video interview

Interview with FOX Charlotte on Protective Gear for Wireless Devices (professional)


Links to story and news segment.

Investigative report with ABC Charlotte on password hacking (professional)


Story link with video.

Education (3)

Regina Primary School: High School

Oral Roberts University: 1990

Milton Peters College: HS, Mathematical & science 1987

Testimonials (2)

Jose A. Orench, Supervisory Special Agent, Video Surveillance Unit | Federal Bureau of Investigation

For reference please contact Jose Orench directly at (703)985-6509

Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General | Caribbean Telecommunication Union

Mr. Gregory Richardson has been a partner of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since 2009, when he participated in the CTU’s Caribbean ICT Roadshow, an initiative designed to raise awareness and educate on the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Since then, Mr. Richardson has consistently supported the CTU in its programmes to educate officials of its member Governments and other Caribbean ICT stakeholders on the subject of network security and protection of digital assets.

Event Appearances (12)

Penetration Testing 101: Practical tools and techniques for the network administrator

CaribNOG 4th Regional Meeting   Grenada


Cyber crime in the Caribbean

Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) i  St. Lucia


Threats and trends of cyber security in the Caribbean

OAS Workshop on Cyber Security and Cyber Crime in the Caribbean  Miami, Florida


Panelist: Escalating cyber security up the political agenda

CTU's 10th Ministerial Strategic Seminar  Miami, Florida


Public & Private Sector Prevention and Response to Cyber Incidents

Regional Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Best Practices Workshop  Bogota, Colombia


Online Ethics, Copyright, Cybercrime and Cyber Security

CTU's ICT Roadshow  St. Vincent & the Grenadines


Cybercrime in the Caribbean Region

Latin American and Caribbean Convention on Internet Governance   Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.


Security and Internet – What everybody must know

CTU's ICT Roadshow   St. Kitts & Nevis


Security & Trust – Lessons from WikiLeaks

CTU's ICT Roadshow  Puerto Rico


State of the net: Security Review

2nd Regional Meeting Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG)  Castries, St. Lucia


Protection of Digital Assets

Caribbean ICT Roadshow - St. Maarten  St. Maarten


Caribbean Case studies: The Importance of Network Security and Protection of Digital Assets

ICT Roadshow  Montserrat


Sample Talks (1)

Threats and trends of cyber security in the Caribbean

Using real world examples Gregory builds a case for why Caribbean governments and institutions can no longer pretend cyber crime and heightened cyber security are not a priority. *Case studies from Government, banking, and telecommunications are used.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


0 to 4500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee