Lance James

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Unit221B

Lance James is an internationally renowned information security specialist. He has more than 20 years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, protocol exploitation, and executive leadership. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including North America’s top financial services institutions. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies. Over the years, he has championed several FBI-led takedown operations of criminal organizations through his strategic alliances with industry, academia, and law enforcement. James has contributed to a number of industry publications including Phishing Exposed (Syngress, 2005), Emerging Threat Analysis (Syngress, 2006), and Reverse Deception (McGraw Hill Professional, 2012). He is regularly sought out as a keynote speaker worldwide, has been a frequent commentator on MSNBC, was featured on an episode of USA Network's hit television series “Mr. Robot,” and recently delivered a powerful Ted Talk on “How Attackers Can Use Your Brain Against You in Psy-Ops.”