For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim's innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many.
Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, editor of the Risk Bloggers website and a partner with the MetroSITE Group. Jim co-founded the Cloud Security Alliance and serves as its executive director. Jim has been an international board member of the ISSA, the world's largest not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association's Executive Director. Jim was a co-founder of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management, a partnership between the ISSA, ISACA and ASIS, formed to address the enterprise risk issues associated with the convergence of logical and traditional security. Jim currently serves in an advisory capacity for many of the industry's most successful companies.
Jim founded SecurityPortal in 1998 and has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim was also formerly Chief Marketing Officer for VIGILANTe, a European security software company. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and began his career shortly thereafter as the MIS Manager for InterWest Bank, now part of Wells Fargo.