Red Clay Welcomes Michael Pearson As Chief Information Security Officer

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Pearson Brings Over 25 Years of Cybersecurity Expertise to Red Clay’s Security Solutions

"Ensuring the security of critical infrastructure requires a proactive, informed approach. We believe Michael Pearson is just the right person to help utilities achieve the level of information security that is now an absolute necessity." - Michael Cocroft, Chief Strategy Officer

Red Clay is pleased to welcome Michael Pearson as Chief Information Security Officer to its growing team. In this position, Pearson will oversee Red Clay’s new suite of security solutions - consisting of SecureGrid, SecureH2O and SecureGas – to assist electric, water and gas utilities in assessing critical vulnerabilities within their Advanced Metering Infrastructure systems.

Michael is a technology executive with over 25 years of experience in internet technology companies, including notable roles in product management, business development, marketing and executive leadership. His ongoing successes are achieved through a demonstrated approach of balancing research, industry knowledge and real-world experience. Additionally, Michael has extensive experience in multiple information security engineering disciplines including corporate information security leadership and management, measuring and improving organizational productivity, risk assessment, process re-engineering, application and platform controls, cryptography, and network and physical protection. He holds patents for the first intrusion prevention service and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Ethical Hacker.

“We’re thrilled to have Mr. Pearson at the helm of this important new offering,” said Michael Cocroft, Chief Strategy Officer. “Ensuring the security of critical infrastructure requires a proactive, informed approach. We believe Michael Pearson is just the right person to help utilities achieve the level of information security that is now an absolute necessity.”

The addition of a Chief Information Security Officer also marks Red Clay’s internal commitment to cybersecurity best practices and compliance. According to Cocroft, “Our project teams work on clients’ systems day in and day out. Therefore, we are just as committed to instituting cybersecurity practices within our organization as we are to the utilities industry.”

About Red Clay Consulting
Red Clay, a leading technology consultancy for utilities, delivers superlative solutions in the areas of metering and meter data management, customer experience and billing, field services, commercial billing, load profiling and settlement, and security. Red Clay offers advisory and implementation services, as well as robust managed services and training services offerings to position your utility for success every step of the way. Red Clay’s unparalleled experience, expertise, and execution fuel project success. To learn more about Red Clay, visit: http://www.redclay.com.

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