About the Speaker
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    Jim Bearce
    VP, Professional Services, AccessIT Group

    James Bearce is Vice President of Professional Services at AccessIT Group. Jim brings more than 20 years of information technology and cybersecurity development, operations and leadership experience in the financial services industry, and in cybersecurity advisory and managed services.

    Prior to joining AccessIT Group, Jim was responsible for leading client engagements to build global security capabilities, served as an Interim Chief Information Security Officer for clients across multiple industries, and advised client Boards of Directors regarding technology and security challenges facing their organizations.

    Jim has built and led security teams distributed across North & South America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific regions focused on the detection of cyberthreats, investigation of cybersecurity incidents, and reduction of attack vectors in complex organizations. In a previous role with Vigilant, Inc., he was responsible for the development of security managed services capabilities that contributed to the acquisition of Vigilant by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

    Jim holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security & Assurance from Norwich University as well as multiple information security certifications