President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Darnell Washington is an industry-recognized thought leader, educator and entrepreneur specializing in the development, design and implementation of commercial and industrial technologies in cybersecurity, with systems automation, and critical manufacturing. He has worked with various commercial and government sectors and is actively involved in the development of next-generation technologies for cyber-physical systems network connected devices worldwide. Washington is an industry-recognized expert in the implementation of commercial security solutions for monitoring, identifying and reporting on unauthorized activities in enterprise computing environments. As a seasoned professional, he has been involved in numerous high-level incidents and regularly advises the security community at large on insider threat management, emerging technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and blockchain ledger security platforms. He has worked with law enforcement agencies and trained agents from police investigative agencies in Computer Emergency Response Teams (US-CERT) and conducted electronic search and seizure of financial fraud, ransomware, child exploitation and deep and dark web cyber network defense. He holds the US Patent for his invention encrypted secure communications video product used by law enforcement known as Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption, where he was granted a US Patent in July 2011 for a secure device-to-device video monitoring (Patent Number 7979692) enabling secure video applications that provide high assurance encryption and data protection technologies for law enforcement and public safety organizations. He has the provisional patent technology for detection of unauthorized digital copying and enforcement of licensing rights, of multimedia content. At the NASA Kennedy Space Center in FL, he oversees threat intelligence platforms for the maritime and port security, the music and entertainment industry and is responsible for mitigation of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents related to digital rights management, intellectual property and unauthorized disclosure of classified and proprietary information. In addition to designing and maintaining the physical security infrastructure for the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, he is actively involved in apprenticeship and student training programs geared toward education in science technology engineering and math programs.