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James O. Carder

James O. Carder

Senior Manager
New York, NY, USA

James Carder is a Senior Manager at MANDIANT with over 16 years experience in information security. His particular areas of expertise include incident response, security architecture and design, penetration testing, web application architecture, operational security (FW, IDS, VPN), security correlation, compliance, including PCI and SOX, project management and strategic corporate security development. He has performed technical, social and physical penetration tests, incident response and forensics, corporate security assessments, measured compliance and built secure architectures for numerous Fortune 500 companies in all vertical markets.

While at MANDIANT, Mr. Carder has been leading professional services and incident response based engagements for the Fortune 500. A particular area of expertise is responding, investigating and remediating organizations involved in card compromise and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) investigations. Mr. Carder has investigated and acted as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for various cases involving criminal theft and compromise. Mr. Carder maintains a critical leadership role in MANDIANT's government client base leading criminal and national security related investigations at the city, state, and federal levels.

Prior to joining MANDIANT, Mr. Carder was a Managing Consultant for IBM's Security and Privacy practice (later merged with ISS X-Force). In this capacity, he was responsible for the oversight, management and performance of teams ranging from two to 50 in various IT Security-related efforts. He filled various roles ranging from engineer to architect to project manager. Within the Security and Privacy/ISS X-Force group, Mr. Carder was responsible for business development and was a critical member of IBM's PCI Counsel. Mr. Carder also instructed IBM's Ethical Hacking courses. Based on exceptional performance, he was inducted into IBM's Technical Leadership Group (2006), comprised of the top three percent of IBM's technical leaders.  

Mr. Carder also maintains a Top Secret security clearance.


Bachelor of Science, Walden University, 2009


VISA Qualified Security Assessor (PCI), 2013


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