James graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 with a BBA in MIS, where he also ran a Web startup company. After graduating he joined the IT division of National Instruments, where he worked on systems and operations for the company’s large-scale web site, ni.com, for several years. Then he moved on to lead the Web division of a rapidly growing local startup, Community Impact.
In 2010, he came back to NI, this time to the R&D division, where he leads up security and operations for several cloud-based SaaS products.
Over the last several years, James has been involved in the Austin chapter of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and is the Chapter Vice President. With his involvement in OWASP, he also co-chaired the Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) which is the premier Application Security conference in Austin.
He is a security expert, bearing CISSP, GWAPT, GCFW, GWAS, and CCSK certifications.
James lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Laura.