James Shea

James Shea

Jim is the founder and CEO of the Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. an organization that provides computer security compliance audits (HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, DFS), risk assessments, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and training services for the insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, and corporate sectors. Jim was the founder and Director of the Center for Business Information Technologies (CBIT) at Syracuse University where he spent 15 years developing and managing information technology (IT) training and certification programs. Jim holds a Masters degree in Information Technology from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and he has completed his coursework for a PhD.at Syracuse University. He has over 30 years of IT experience and ten years of information security experience.



We have come to NY Tech Summit for four years now and my team and I get a good variety of technical, business, and strategic sessions to complement our work objectives. I like that there is a balance of end users, consultants, and vendors to present and facilitate the sessions. The interaction is candid and engaging, but not a sales pitch. Being a regional conference helps, it is the right amount of time and location for a couple days to reenergize my team and refocus on our objectives. There seems to be quite a bit of peer discussion with a smaller conference, which I like.

- Randy
Director of IT