dbaDIRECT Names Steven A. Knight Chief Information Security and Risk Officer

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Top information security executive to oversee global information security, risk, and privacy.

dbaDIRECT, Inc. has named Steven A. Knight Chief Information Security and Risk Officer in charge of global information security, risk, and privacy. As dbaDIRECT's top information security executive, Knight will be responsible for ensuring the security of dbaDIRECT's information assets and services.

Bringing over 22 years of IT experience with him, Knight is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He graduated magna cum laude from Thomas More College, completing his bachelor of business administration degree with a double major in finance and marketing. He is also a Gulf War veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.

Knight's CISSP and CISA certifications reflect his rigorous professional experience and ongoing education and proficiency in information security. They denote Knight's elite level of expertise in information security policies and standards, which will enable him to lead the development of information security strategies, architectures/infrastructures, awareness programs, regulatory compliance programs, and policies/standards that align with the critical business needs of dbaDIRECT and its clients.

"We're thrilled to be adding someone of Steve’s caliber to our executive team," said Ken Roth, Chief Operating Officer for dbaDIRECT. "His extensive experience in the areas of security, governance, and risk management along with his deep knowledge of audit services makes him a natural fit for dbaDIRECT. Steve has a proven track record of success when it comes to strategic and tactical security planning for some of the leading Fortune 1000 companies."

Knight will oversee information security, privacy and Internet safety across the company, coordinating closely with key headquarters groups and working in partnership with the information security community to bring the best ideas and approaches to dbaDIRECT. Knight has worked in and with the information security community for many years. He has held key security management positions for companies such as Jefferson Wells, Duke Energy, and Ohio National Financial Services.

“I’m excited to be joining the premier market leader of remote database and infrastructure services," said Knight. "Information security is without a doubt a central pillar to the services dbaDIRECT offers to its global customers, and I look forward to the exciting changes and growth that lay ahead.”

As the leader in intelligent remote database and operating system administration services since 1999, dbaDIRECT has enabled companies of all sizes to obtain professional, 24x365 IT system administration services for a fraction of the price of hiring full-time employees or consultants. dbaDIRECT provides complete support for all major OS platforms, including remote system administration for Windows, Linux system administration and Unix system administration. Its remote administration services for database platforms offer support for Oracle, DB2, Sybase, SQL Server, and MySQL.

The company manages thousands of infrastructure components for customers worldwide, many of which are Fortune 1000 and Forbes Private 500 firms. Its international Data Operations Center is headquartered in Greater Cincinnati. For more information, please visit http://www.dbadirect.com or call 877-687-3227, x238.

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