About Derek

Derek Parks is a partner in Marcum’s Risk Advisory practice. He has more than 15 years of experience delivering and managing IT risk assessments, PCI audit and gap assessments, cybersecurity maturity assessments, disaster recovery and business continuity assessments, ISO27001/2, NIST assessments, and conducting internal audit engagements focusing on IT controls.

Derek works with clients in various industries, including retail, food & beverage, healthcare, contact centers, energy, financial services, technology, nonprofit, and government sectors.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
  • Information Systems Auditing and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC)
  • Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI)

Professional Designations

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
  • Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)
Practice Focus

IT Risk Management
IT Governance
IT Security Assessments
IT Audits
PCI Compliance

Industry Focus

IT Risk Assessments
Maturity Assessments


Master of Science, Decision and Information Sciences
University of Florida