The CDI Team

Jim Shea

Jim is the founder and CEO of the Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. an organization that provides computer security services, compliance audits (HIPAA, PCI, DFS, FISMA, SOX), risk assessments, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, staff training and security policies services for small and large organizations.

Previously, Jim was the founder and Director of the Center for Business Information Technologies (CBIT) at Syracuse University where he spent 15 years developing and managing information technology (IT) training and certification programs.  Jim holds a Master’s degree in Information Resource Management from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and he has completed his coursework for a PhD in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University. Jim has over 30 years in the IT field and over 10 years’ experience as a practitioner in the information security field. Jim is a frequent speaker at Tech conferences and professional association meetings on the topic of information security.


Our Professional Team

CDI Security Engineer 2

  • 17 years of information security experience
  • MBA
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator
  • 10 years of PCI DSS experience
  • Security Specialist, Cyber Defense Institute

CDI Security Engineer 1

  • 15 years of information security experience
  • 8 years of PCI DSS experience
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Master’s Degree Certificate in Information Security – Syracuse University
  • Security Specialist, Cyber Defense Institute