Jim is the CEO of Cyber Defense Institute a Central New York company specializing in comprehensive security assessments to help organizations protect their confidential data and meet security regulations and compliance requirements (HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA, GDPR, etc.). Jim is a thirty-year IT veteran who holds a master's degree in Information Technology Management from Syracuse University and is the former Director of the Center for Business Information Technologies (CBIT) at Syracuse University. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences in the area of cybersecurity.
Brandon is a security consultant with the Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. an organization that provides, cyber security compliance audits (HIPAA, PCI, DFS, FISMA, SOX), risk assessments, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and security training services for the financial services, healthcare, and corporate sectors. Previously, Brandon has more than a decade of experience in security, network, and infrastructure engineering across multiple highly regulated industries. Brandon holds a Masters degree in Network and Telecommunications Management from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and he is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).