World Capital Markets Symposium

Lance James

Strategic Cybersecurity Advisor, USA

Lance James is an internationally renowned information security specialist. He has more than 15 years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, and protocol exploitation. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies.

Lance was the founding force behind the CryptoLocker Working Group, where he and his team of researchers were acknowledged for their critical role in disrupting CryptoLocker as part of an FBI-led takedown operation.

Lance also founded one of the first cyber threat intelligence companies, Secure Science Corporation, which pioneered innovative service lines that set standards in the information security industry. Most recently he has had the honor to work as head of cyber intelligence for Deloitte, where he successfully spearheaded the creation of a world-class Cyber Threat Intelligence capability. 

He has contributed to a number of industry books and publications including Phishing Exposed (Syngress, 2005), Emerging Threat Analysis (Syngress, 2006), and Reverse Deception (McGraw Hill Professional, 2012). Publications currently in the works include The Threat Intelligence Handbook (No Starch Press) and Hacking Back: Offensive Cyber Counterintelligence (McGraw Hill).