Summary: Author of CUI Fundamentals and CUI Informed. Attorney. Professor. Lecturer.
Expert Witness. Former Systems Administrator for Congress.
Jim is the Director of Education and Content at FutureFeed.co, where he brings a broad range of legal, technical, and business expertise to the team. He is a Founding Director and former Board Treasurer of the CMMC Accreditation Body (now called the CyberAB), a Certified CMMC Assessor, Certified CMMC Professional, CMMC Provisional Instructor, and CMMC Provisional Assessor. Jim also authored and taught the CyberAB’s initial Registered Practitioner program, co-authored two Certified CMMC Professional (“CCP”) curricula, and is the author of two books on Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”).
Jim earned a BSECE from Drexel University and JD and LLM degrees from George Mason University. Jim spent most of his professional career working in the cybersecurity field. He has worked for and counseled a variety of organizations, from various portions of the United States government, including the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Coastguard; to government contractors, including Unisys Corporation and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; to start-up technology and consulting companies.
Jim regularly speaks at domestic and international cybersecurity conferences and has been called upon as an expert witness on cybersecurity, IT, and government contracts issues. Jim’s research into the application of Enterprise Risk Management techniques to the field of cyber and privacy governance has been published by the Supreme Court of Singapore in their National Law Journal and in two different books published by LexisNexis.
Jim is also a co-founder of the CMMC Information Institute, a non-profit organization helping small businesses to better understand and meet their cybersecurity and data privacy obligations. When he isn’t working, teaching, or volunteering with the Institute, Jim can be found swimming, kayaking, and fishing with his kids.