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James Baird
VP of IT Security & Compliance, American Cancer Society

Atlanta 2018 Panellist 

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James serves as the Vice President of IT Security & Compliance at the American Cancer Society. As the CISO, his role oversees all the programs and processes involved with Information Security and technology risk management across the Society. His team works diligently to ensure that sensitive constituent information used for Society business is protected from accidental or intentional misuse.

Throughout his career, James has focused his attention on maturing security and IT departments through people, process, and technology. This approach has worked well in designing and implementing security programs using the ISO 27001, NIST Risk Management Framework, NIST Supply Chain Management, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and ITIL. He also has extensive experience managing compliance programs for PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, and Sarbanes-Oxley, and, most recently, GDPR.

James holds a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance (MSIA) and maintains the CISSP, CISM, CIPM, and several other IT and Security-related certifications.

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