APRIL 2021: Darius Radford has joined SecurIT as a principal solutions architect. Radford has served as a trusted advisor to leaders for some of the top organizations in the healthcare, retail, banking/financial, and transportation verticals.
Mr. Radford has fulfilled key pre-and post-sales roles in the cybersecurity space for over 20 years. These roles have included pre-sales engineer, lead security consultant, adjunct professor, senior security architect, and PCI assessor.
In his new role, Mr. Radford will be responsible for building the U.S. presence of the SecurIT organization through client development, content development and delivery, and technical leadership. He has the ability and experience to gather technical requirements, design custom solutions, and participate in the deployment for large-scale engagements, while also engaging directly with clients in a pre-and post-sales capacity to support both the sales and marketing teams.
Given his track record of highly impactful success in previous roles with organizations like Global Payments, Dell-Secureworks, Home Depot, BCD Travel, Wells Fargo, 5/3 Bank, Cigna, and a host of other successful organizations, SecurIT is excited to have him on the team! Mr. Radford’s ability to maintain a calm, clear, and pragmatic approach, regardless of the intensity of the projects or issues he’s handling makes him a valuable asset.
Darius holds a BA from the Tuskegee University, where he majored in sociology, with an emphasis on mathematics and computer science. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architect Profession (ISSAP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Profession (CSSLP), and a former PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
“Cybersecurity can be complicated for many businesses, and protecting data can sometimes affect ease of access,” shares Mr. Radford. “My goal is to work with our clients and my internal partners to simplify identity access management while providing the level of security that will protect the business’s interests and reduce risks without slowing employees down. I’m thrilled to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in several highly regulated industries to help SecurIT’s clients and educate the public on the importance of protecting data and data access.”
“We were drawn to Darius’ reputation for righting the ship in a variety of business scenarios,” says Kent McKown, President of SecurIT. “Data security changes rapidly. Having another valued member of our team who can approach client situations and industry cyber events with a career’s worth of knowledge and Darius’ track record makes him an ideal fit not just for us but for our clients as well. We are, after all, in the business of giving the right people the right access at the right time, and Darius is the right person to help our clients.”