Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
"It’s important to surround yourself with people who are better than you. No one can do it alone — to be successful you need an exceptional team.”
Get to know Jason.
Jason Rader believes that security professionals are saving the planet, and everyone is part of the solution.
He began his college career as a voice major and was an early adopter of using technology to push creativity — in this case interfacing musical instruments with computer systems. His interest in tech inspired him to pursue a focus in local area networks and internet-based technologies, eventually becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Jason built upon this expertise to become a thought leader in information technology.
Jason’s next challenge was starting a company specialized in Microsoft and Cisco training and consulting. Hallmarks of his business included developing wireless security and penetration testing curriculum used by universities and training Department of Defense red teams on ethical hacking techniques.
After building, running and eventually selling his company, Jason took a role with RSA — one of the biggest names in security at the time — to help transform the organization into an established solutions provider. He completed his tenure as chief strategist and director of cyberthreat intelligence, launching several lines of business and integrating multiple products into a security operations platform.
Jason joined Insight in 2015 to build the security consulting group. In 2021 he assumed the role of chief information security officer.
“It’s easy to dazzle a client with new tech and the promise of transforming their organization. The hard work is making it happen. That’s what I’ve committed to in this role — leading Insight in its next transformation, one where security plays a part as a differentiator and competitive advantage.”