James McCartney is the CEO of Truvincio, LLC and an Identity Management, Privacy & Security Consultant and Subject Matter Expert. He is a coauthor of the book If You Are Me, Then Who Am I? The Personal and Business Reality of Identity Theft.
Mr. McCartney founded Truvincio to make simple, effective security and privacy solutions available to small businesses at an affordable price.
Prior to Truvincio, Mr. McCartney was a consultant with BearingPoint and Deloitte, where he worked with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC), and Ginnie Mae.
His experience protecting organizations includes serving as an IT Security Manager for Ginnie, seeing them through numerous audits and their initial implementation of cloud services. He also served as the Privacy & Security Subject Matter Expert for ONC’s Community of Practice for Health Information Exchanges (HIE). This included providing implementation for each state HIE helping them to make health information exchange safe and effective.
He has played a key role in shaping the direction of the security marketplace. He led the DoD effort to replace the use of Social Security Numbers, led an interagency work group under the Federal CIO Council to develop plans for how citizens can interact with the Federal government on-line and participated in the development of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, an initiative signed by the president in 2011 intended to cost effectively raise security for consumers online. He has worked with the Federal Trade Commission, including providing advice to the Identity Protection and Privacy division of the FTC on the implementation of the Red Flags Rule.
He is a sought-after speaker on Identity Theft and Privacy having spoken to groups such as the International Association for Privacy Professionals, the Department of Navy CIO, the Public Risk Managers Association, the American National Standards Institute’s ID Management Standards Panel, Adobe, and JD Power.
Prior to working in this field, he was a Nuclear Engineer and Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy and is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy.