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044 – James Carder: Automate As Much As You Can

James Carder is the CISO of LogRythm and brings more than 19 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 500 and U.S. Government. At LogRhythm, he develops and maintains the company’s security governance model and risk strategies, protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets, oversees both threat and vulnerability management as well as the Security Operations Center (SOC). He also directs the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs machine data intelligence, threat and compliance research teams.

Prior to joining LogRhythm, James  was the Director of Security Informatics at Mayo Clinic where he had oversight of Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Security Operations, and the Offensive Security groups. Prior to Mayo, James served as a Senior Manager at MANDIANT, where he led professional services and incident response engagements. He led criminal and national security related investigations at the city, state and federal levels, including those involving the theft of credit card information and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

James is a sought-after and frequent speaker at cybersecurity events and is a noted author of several cyber security publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Walden University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP.)

In this episode we discuss the Colorado cyber security scene, solving CISO painpoints, thoughts on certifications, what to look for when hiring talent, where to find talent, the importance of networking, automating workflows, and so much more.

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