Dr. James Stanger has consulted with corporate and government leaders worldwide about security,open source, and workforce development for over 25 years. Organizations include
CVS Health, Northrop Grumman, AstraZeneca, Mandiant, National HealthCare Corporation, the U.S. Department of Defense, NIST NICE, the UK Royal Army, NCSA Thailand, State Farm, UPS, the Japan Ministry of Defense, MITRE, Amazon Web Services, the U.S. Department of State, Oxford University, and West Point.
He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a long-time member of the AFCEA Cyber Committee. He sits on the ATARC Cloud Security and Future of Secure Work roundtables, the Aerospace Industries Association Data Council, and the APUS IT Advisory Council. As Chair of the C3, he leads the consortium of leading global cybersecurity certification bodies, which include GIAC, ISC2, CompTIA, ISACA, IAPP, FITSI, and CertNexus.
James is an award-winning author, blogger, and educator. He has published technical titles with O’Reilly, RSA Journal, AFCEA Signal Magazine, McGraw-Hill, Sybex, Eselvier, Linux Magazine, among many others. He is an in-demand public speaker and thought leader with C-level executives around the world. In addition to his work in the IT industry, he has designed globally-recognizededucation, certification, and badging programs in topics as diverse as cybersecurity analytics, Linuxadministration, cloud migration, kayaking, and British Romantic literature. He is currently Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA.
Jon Brandt, CISM, CDPSE, CCISO, CISSP, PMP is director of professional practices and innovation in ISACA’s Content Development and Services department. In this role, he leads audit, emerging technology, IT, infosec, privacy, and risk thought leadership initiatives relevant to ISACA’s constituents. He serves ISACA® departments as subject matter expert on infosec, influences innovative workforce readiness solutions and leads development of performance assessments. Brandt is a highly accomplished US Navy veteran with 30 years of experience spanning multidisciplinary security, cyber operations and technical workforce development. Formal education includes an MSED in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and BS in Cybersecurity from Champlain College.
Brian Correia is the Director of Business Development, GIAC, working on the certification source for SANS, a cybersecurity leader in training, degrees, and community resources. In his current role, Brian is focused on how certification can be used to validate skills and work roles. Brian previously was the Managing Director of North America for ISC2 and the Director of Business Development & Venue Planning for his current employer, the SANS Institute. As an early employee of SANS, Brian built new products such as the onsite department, press room, cleared intelligence division, key processes to host numerous events throughout the year, and was the first account manager for large corporate and government clients.
Jim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)(6) non-profit certification body accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO 17024:2012. FITSI provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. More information on FITSI can be found at: https://www.fitsi.org. Jim has over 26 years of direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 21 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.
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