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James Carder

Chief Security Officer & Vice President of Labs


James Carder has nearly 25 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Government, as well as serving in the U.S. Air Force. As LogRhythm’s Chief Security Officer, he develops and maintains the company’s security governance model and risk strategies, protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets, and oversees corporate governance, risk, compliance, and audit, security operations, security architecture, product and application security, physical security, and awareness and education. He also directs the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs threat research, compliance research, and strategic integrations teams.

Carder is an active participant in ensuring the success of the company. He leads product vision and go to market strategies to include, product roadmap, analyst relations, and mergers and acquisitions. He also assists the sales and business development organizations to convert prospects to customers contributing to the overall growth of the company.

Prior to joining LogRhythm, James served as the Director of Security Informatics at a large non-profit medical center in Minnesota, where he had oversight of the threat intelligence, incident response, security operations, and offensive security groups. Additional experience includes serving as a Senior Manager at MANDIANT, where he led professional services and incident response engagements. He also conducted criminal and national security-related investigations at the city, state, and federal levels, including those involving the theft of credit card information and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

James is a sought-after and frequent speaker at cybersecurity events and is a noted author of several cyber security publications. He is also an Advisory Board member for the University of ColoradoNewCloud Networks, the Identity Defined Security Association (IDSA), and Resurface Labs; a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); an ICIT Fellow; and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Walden University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.