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  • Job title of nominated professional: President, Professor
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Cyber-Recon, Concordia University, Saint Paul
  • Website: http://www.cyber-recon.com, http://www.csp.edu
  • Company size (employees): 5
  • Country: United States

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

• Committed to graduating and mentoring NIST RMF job-ready cybersecurity professionals
• Published author of Risk Management text utilized at the graduate level and co-author of innovative Penetration Testing text
• Developer of the NIST RMF cloud based lab internship
• Graduate level faculty member CSP
• NIST RMF project and training expertise in public and private sector including FBI, DoD, Financial services, hedge fund and transportation.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Mr. Broad (CISSP, C|EH, CPTS, Security+, MBA ), authored the NIST RMF text book, Risk Management Framework: A Lab-Based Approach to Securing Information Systems which is utilized in cybersecurity MBA and graduate certificate programs focusing on risk management. He also co-authored Hacking with Kali. Mr. Broad serves as a faculty member for Concordia University SP. In that capacity he mentors and teaches online cybersecurity graduate certificate and MBA students to develop and apply the most current risk management methods embodied in the NIST RMF. He works with Mission Critical Institute to enable students to participate in the cloud based NIST RMF internship offered through Cyber-Recon. When they successfully complete internship students have a NIST RMF e- project portfolio which represents their cybersecurity risk management project experience.
Mr. Broad is an experienced cybersecurity professional with a strong and proven background in leading people, managing programs and projects and driving improvement and change.

Mr. Broad established Cyber-Recon in 2008. Cyber-Recon provides information security consulting services as well as training and volunteer opportunities which enable security professionals to enhance their security skills while providing needed services to the community.

Mr. Broad has had extensive experience in implementing security at all phases of the development lifecycle. His expertise includes: Penetration Testing, Certification and Accreditation, Change Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Documentation and Instruction as well as compliance standards including Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Department of Defense DoD), National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Further, his experience extends to support risk management initiatives at the largest global hedge fund.

7 Responses to “James Broad”

  1. Shahid Rasool on February 3, 2016

    nice work

  2. Frank Otus on February 25, 2016

    Mr. Broad is a cybersecurity entrepreneur who gives back to the cybersecurity community. His expertise spans the federal sector (civilian, DoD and IC) and the financial services sector and the health care sectors. He has authored a widely used text on the NIST Risk Management Framework and he teaches graduate level cybersecurity programs to IT and cyber professionals seeking to advance their careers.

  3. Steven Helwig on February 25, 2016

    Congrats James, you deserve it.

  4. Steven Helwig on February 25, 2016

    James is an excellent author and knows the RMF. He is a good educator. and enjoy working with him.

  5. Steve Milton on February 25, 2016

    An absolute expert in his field, a cut above the rest and well deserving this recognition.

  6. Naomi Sharp on February 26, 2016

    Congratulations Jim!! It just goes to show others that HARDWORK and DEDICATION WILL PAY OFF!!

  7. David Majcher on February 27, 2016

    A true professional with a creative yet deliberate approach to information security. Well deserving.

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