Jim possesses over 23 years of direct experience in information technology management with the past 18 years focused on information systems security. In Jim's "for-profit" life, he has served as both the Chief Technology Officer for a boutique training organization and a partner in a highly successful technology consulting firm. He has managed, designed, operated, and audited IT systems over his career. He also has an extensive technical education background and specializes in security-related courses targeted at Federal and government contracting clients.
Today Jim is a principal in Securible, LLC. Securible is an information security service provider, offering cyber training programs to organizations of all sizes. At Securible, Jim has been involved in teaching IT security certification courses such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, Ethical Hacking, C&A, Security+, and other courses request by Securible's clients.
In 2020, Jim started a TV show around cybersecurity. This show is called "Cybersecurity Today" and can be viewed in the Washington, DC area. Also, episodes can be streamed online at the following website: http://www.cybersecuritytoday.org.
In 2019, FCW Named Jim to the "Federal 100" for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.
In 2012 Jim founded the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is a 501c3 public charity that focused on general charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes in the cybersecurity market. The first philanthropic initiative being run by the Foundation is to train Wounded Warriors in cybersecurity.
In 2011, Jim was named "Educator of the Year" by the Federal Information System Security Educator's Association (FISSEA) for the impact he is making in the Federal workforce.
In 2009, Jim founded the Federal IT Security Institute (a 501c6 nonprofit) in response to the absence of a certification program based upon Federal IT security standards. He has run a successful for-profit organization for the past 15 years and leverages that experience and network of contacts in promoting the FITSI certification program.
Jim has many cyber and IT certifications, including CISSP-ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CySA+, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.