James Lyne

James Lyne is SANS’ Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and has worked with many organizations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS Institute and is often a headline presenter at industry conferences. James has been featured on many TV programs explaining security issues and delivered multiple TED talks. With a rich background in security across disciplines, James today is most enthused about using technology to build amazing ways for people to practice their skills and learn.

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James firmly believes that one of the biggest challenges we face is in making security accessible and interesting to those outside the industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice - always featuring live demonstrations and scenarios of how cyber criminals operate in the real world.

James has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He's also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News, Bill Maher and John Oliver. As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.

Hear James give the keynote at TEDx Glasgow 



Cyber Security Basics

Cyber Security and the Internet of Things

Reverse Engineering Ransomware

Cryptography and the Power of Randomness


Learn more about James Lyne on his website here.