Jim West possesses over 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology field with over 15 years focused within Cyber Security. He has worked in the IT and Security industry across many sectors of commercial, space, federal, and defense with expertise in Biometrics, Risk Management, Security Analysis, and Network and Systems Auditing. Jim holds multiple certifications which include; CISSP-ISSEP, ISSMP, CAP, GSLC, GCIH, GSNA, GCWN, G2700, PMP, CIPP, C-CISO, CEH, and many others.
Jim has been invited to speak at Cyber Security conferences and events worldwide to include the NSA IA Symposium, CSfC Tech Day, TechNet Korea, TechNet Pacific, Cyber Bowl, Best Cyber Ranger, and many others. He was shortlisted as a finalist for Personality of the Year for the 2018 and 2019 Cyber Security Awards. Jim is also an Award-Winning author and writer. Recently Jim’s “Cyber Security and Test Tips” ebook placed 14th on the 100 Best Cyber Security Books of All Time list by Bookauthority.org.
Currently Jim serves as the Chief Information Officer for TRECIG. Jim utilizes his expertise to develop solutions from emerging technologies to solves complex cybersecurity problems.
Podcasts / Webinars
In this CSIAC podcast, Jim West discusses how the CIA triad has played a part in the management of risk, but lacks the details of considering all aspects of risk. West, describes a 9-point core security principles star that will better prepare many organizations to seek out possible solutions to risks, and provide senior leadership a more detailed visualization of what principles are acceptable risk and which ones are not.