James Carder

Chief Security Officer & Vice President of Labs



James Carder brings more than 23 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 threat research, compliance research, and strategic integrations teams.

Prior to joining LogRhythm, James served as the Director of Security Informatics at a large non-profit medical center in Minnesota, where he had oversight of the threat intelligence, incident response, security operations, and offensive security groups. Additional experience includes serving as a Senior Manager at MANDIANT, where he led professional services and incident response engagements. He also conducted 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 (APTs).

James is a sought-after and frequent speaker at cybersecurity events and is a noted author of several cyber security publications. He is also an Advisory Board member for the University of ColoradoNewCloud Networks, and the Identity Defined Security Association (IDSA); a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Walden University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Managing Security and Operational Risk in Critical Infrastructure

Attacks on operational technology (OT) have been on the rise for decades. Most recently, attackers have wreaked havoc on healthcare systems and medical devices, SCADA, IoT devices, industrial control systems, and other OT with exploits, such as EternalBlue, SweynTooth, or ransomware variants. Not only do these attacks threaten national interests, but as OT continues to be vital in day to day operations, overall business continuity is also endangered. As such, detecting OT threats has become a top priority as governments and organisations around the world implement programs and deliver mandates to protect critical infrastructure and business operations, across all sectors and verticals.

While limiting security and operational risk is a crucial issue, sometimes it’s easier said than done. During this session, James Carder, LogRhythm Chief Security Officer & Vice President of Labs will outline the current OT landscape, industry specific business challenges, ways to evaluate risk, and tips to protect OT.

Join to learn:

  • Overview of operational risk and technologies associated with different critical industry
  • How security plays a role in operations and achieving business continuity
  • Ways your peers have effectively met business challenges

Recommendations to manage security and operational risk