Kazuma Ervin

Associate
Gahanna, OH
Resident of Columbus, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2021
  • As a member of the Cybersecurity team, Kazuma is responsible for assisting with tasks related to risk management, and GRC (governance, regulation, and compliance). He works with the cyber team to generate real-time, accurate information, to help our clients make educated security-focused decisions.

Topics or areas of expertise that Kazuma can talk about (even in his sleep):

Phishing

Threat detection & incident response

Risk assessment and management

Security automation & scripting (Python, C++)

Big data

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Kazuma earned his bachelor's degree in international studies (security and intelligence focus) with a minor in Russian from The Ohio State University.

Before joining Rea, he worked as a student security analyst at The Ohio State University.

When he's not in the office, you can find him:

Playing every instrument he can get his hands on

Recording music at home

Reading books on 19th-century history and 20th-century philosophy

Cooking feasts for his friends

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To me, "A Brighter Way" embodies the 'people first' philosophy of Rea & Associates. Where other firms may sideline their employees' happiness and well-being in favor of landing a client or a contract, the fine folks at Rea understand the importance of taking care of their own.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? The freedom to collaborate with others, and provide quality work at my own pace.

Describe your work style. First, think fast and freely, then refine with strong attention to detail.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Fail forward. To try and fail is the first step towards being the best.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A stop-motion animator

What makes you get out of bed every day? Wonder at the possibilities of the future.

What is the number one reason you would hire you? I would never say an unkind thing to me.

I am a young self-starter, excited to embark on a successful career in information security.