Shawn M. Richardson

Principal, Director of Cybersecurity Services
Wooster, OH
Resident of Mansfield, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2019
  • Shawn's main objective is to help small to medium-sized, mid-market businesses achieve entrepreneurial freedom without the risk of compromising their security and sensitive data. He creates meaningful relationships with clients and leverages his critical thinking skills to bring value to organizations seeking consultation for risk management, cybersecurity and compliance. Shawn’s focus is on implementation and outsourcing for cyber services.

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

Cybersecurity for small to medium-size businesses, and mid-market and enterprises

Cloud security

Identity and access management

Cybersecurity framework

Incident response and penetration testing


How we know he knows what he’s doing:

He earned his graduate certificate in computer science & management IT systems from the U.S. Army School of Information Technology

Shawn is a U.S. Army, Master Sergeant (Retired)

He joined Rea through a merger of his company The Cyber 6 Group, Inc.

Furthering his professional development, Shawn is involved with:

Central Ohio ISSA (member)

Richland County Economic Development Chamber (member)

InfraGard® Columbus (member)

Delaware Area Economic Development (member)

STEM Academy (mentor)

Shawn is involved in his community:

Lewis Center Sharks (founder and president)

LifePoint Church in Lewis Center (active member within the men's ministry)

Actively involved with various veteran's programs

Help to develop the arts program for veterans at the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center

Inside The Mind Of...

Favorite Line of The Rea Way: Invest in your family, your community, and your future

Why do you choose to work at Rea? The people culture

Just For Fun:

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into cybersecurity? I would have been a cattle rancher

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A pilot

What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your parents? Love others, always!

Our unique hands-on approach to building a successful “Defense in Depth” cybersecurity risk roadmap is directly aligned with your company’s business objectives. We bring together the technical level expertise and complex project oversight of proven U.S. Military cybersecurity veterans with the career experience of information executives to provide unparalleled support, management of your information governance requirements, and enterprise cybersecurity responsibilities.