Litmus Logic, LLC
Chief Strategy Officer, Cyber Security Summit; Owner & Founder, Litmus Logic, LLC
James Ryan is a nationally recognized cyber defense strategist and cyber security expert for companies. After influencing $1B of implemented security strategies for the largest defense and financial institutions in the world, he is often called the ‘litmus test’ for whether a company takes security seriously or not.
In 2011 the DoD declared cyber space the fifth domain of warfare and since then James has shared his latest thinking cyber defense through broadcast media and leading publications including the History Channel, Bloomberg, Business Journals, C4ISR+Network, and the Economist.
In 2008 James pioneered a new approach to access control with NASA and EDS. This approach has evolved into what is now called the Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) segment architecture and the Personal Identity Verification – Interoperable (PIV-I). These approaches unlocked a multi-billion dollar market for managed services, software, hardware, and services.
James is now pioneering a nation-scale ecosystem for cyber security education that will close the cyber security workforce gap, integrating security into innovation and organization change processes, speaking across the country, teaching cyber security teams to perform under pressure like Navy Seals with psychological performance training, equipping cyber security professionals with world class leadership skills, and consulting to top defense and financial institutions to define, update, and implement the most effective and efficient cyber defense strategies.