Jim Hietala, is Vice President, Business Development and Security for The Open Group, where he manages security and risk management programs and standards activities, as well as the business development team. He has led the development of several industry standards including O-ISM3, O-ESA, and the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge, as well as the Open FAIR certification program for risk analysts.
Jim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the DSCI annual security conference in India, ISSA conferences, keynote at the ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium, ISC(2) Cybersecurity Summit, PIDX Standards Conference, CISO Platform Virtual Summit, DevSecOps Toronto, Midwest Architecture Collaboration Conference, and numerous Open Group events. He has participated in the SANS Analyst/Expert program, having written several research white papers and participated in several webcasts for SANS. He has also published numerous articles on information security, risk management, and compliance topics in publications including CSO, The ISSA Journal, Bank Accounting & Finance, Risk Factor, SC Magazine, and others.
An IT security industry veteran, he has held leadership roles at several IT security vendors. Jim holds a B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, and he is a holder of the Open FAIR, GSEC-Gold, and CISSP certifications.