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Jim Reavis

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA
For over 30 years, Jim Reavis has worked in cybersecurity industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many.
Jim launched Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in 2009 and has led its global growth and position as among the most vital cybersecurity communities worldwide. Under Jim’s stewardship, CSA has made tremendous strides in security best practices for cloud, quantum computing, IoT, blockchain, zero trust and now generative AI with CSA’s AI Safety Initiative.
Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and formerly served on WWU’s alumni board. Jim was recognized as a WWU Distinguished Alumnus in 2015. In 2016, Jim was inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame