What I do
Ambassador for Progress. Educated, experienced, and certified professional that assists organizations to develop and implement change, which includes solutions and processes, in order to achieve success.
I have strong project management skills with a strong passion for information security (beyond the realm of cyber security). Always looking for opportunities to grow and apply my skills to work and volunteer in the in the fields of Project/Program Management and Information Security.
Focused to help businesses and individuals with my over 25 years of remote and on-site work and expert knowledge in Information Technology (IT) security, development, and program/project management experience. My project management includes PMBOK, Agile, and SDLC Waterfall approaches.
For the last eight years I have worked remotely and managed multiple programs simultaneously, with up to 60 direct reporting staff. The programs and projects I managed were for private industry and the following federal government agencies: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
Experienced with W2, 1099, and Corp-to-Corp arrangements.
My mission is to align business objectives with security initiatives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. I manage all of the aspects of the CISO role while using various information security frameworks and the globally accepted project management framework of PMI and security frameworks of FedRAMP and HIPAA compliance.
My last mission was to merge the globally accepted project management framework of PMI with the information security framework of the the Risk Management Framework (RMF) of the National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST). I have been successful in merging the two and implemented proof of concept with my projects with the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO) as their Information Systems Security Line of Business (ISSLoB) Operations Manager.
Volunteer and Community Service. I am also very involved with local and global community service. Currently I am a volunteer for The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) which consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in public service when disaster strikes. I serve as an Official Emergency Station for ARES R2D3.
Private Cloud Service Provider and Management. I have resources to provide private cloud services, web hosting and design, email and account management, offsite storage, and security using my hardware that is located in a HIPAA, SSAE16, and PCI compliant data center. These services are offered at a rate that are lower cost than you would invest on having a computer operator on staff. This is also a great tool for an organization or individual while building brand identity.
Who I am
James Synovec, C|CISO, CISSP-ISSMP, CAP, PMP, CISA, ITIL, C|EH, MCTS, Amateur Radio License KE0RWC
Recognized leader, manager, and Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Project and program management, strategic and tactical planning, coordinating and integrating multiple large and complete projects into a comprehensive program. Focused for over 25 years in helping organizations with my expert knowledge and experience in Information Technology (IT) security programs, development, and management. Highly successful in managing remote projects with virtual teams.
Program and Project Management - Over 20 years of program and project management experience in various industries and government projects which includes Federal Government, Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), Healthcare, FedRAAMP Authorized Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Educational, Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), Consulting, and Financial.
Tactical Operations and Emergency Management - Over 20 years of tactical operations and emergency management experience with multiple public safety and service organizations. Current tole involves being an Official Emergency Station (OES) fr ARES R2D3 that facilitates emergency radio communications. Recent projects include serving as a Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder for the North Fork Fire Protection District, served as a Ranger Service Volunteer in the Colorado Mounted Rangers, serving as the HOPE, Denver Chapter, Disaster Relief Coordinator for flood recovery, volunteered at an orphanage for children with brain injuries and illness in Bangkok Thailand.
IT Security - Over 19 years of hands on IT security testing and management experience. Includes IT security SME, FedRAMP, NIST, security analyst, penetration testing, security assessments, security audits, security assessment and authorization, Federal Information System Security SME, forensics team member. Included assessment, data collection, data protection, analysis of the data, reporting of findings including recommendations, report creation and presentation, executive summaries, recommendations, and conclusions.
Infrastructure, Operations, and Virtualization - Over 16 years of infrastructure and operations management experience including deploying virtual environments.
Software Development - Over 16 years of software development with waterfall and Agile approaches.
Current Thoughts and News
7/1/2019 - ARRL General Class Accredited Volunteer Examiner (VE)
20Apr2019 - Amateur Radio License (General) - KE0RWC
02Apr2019 - Appointed ARES Official Emergency Station by ARRL
18Sep2018 - Planning to work on National Wildfire Coordinating Group FFT1 certification. This is an advanced wildland firefighter certification required to serve with ARES R2D3 and support the Park County, CO wildland fire suppression efforts.
Get in touch!
Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or comments:
Mailing address: 28568 Park Avenue, Pine CO 80470
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C|CISO, CISSP-ISSMP, CAP, PMP, CISA, ITIL, C|EH, MCTS, Amateur Radio License KE0RWC