James Chance is an information security professional devoted to assisting clients in creating and maintaining a secure environment with over 40 years of experience in IT and 15 years in security. James holds both the Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  He earned a Master of Telecommunications Management, with emphasis in information security from Oklahoma State University, with his Bachelors coming from the University of Kansas. He is skilled in Regulatory Compliance and Cyber Security Auditing and works well both independently and as a team member.




  • Regulatory Compliance, NERC CIP Security Planning/Implementation
  • Network and Systems Security Risk Assessment/Impact Analysis
  • Technical Specifications Development Data Integrity/Disaster Recover


Certifications / Training

  • Fundamentals of NERC Auditing Training Course
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)


Speaking Engagements


2014 ISA Power Industry Division Symposium (POWID) June, 2014

“NERC CIP Version 5 – What’s Different?”


2012 ISA Power Industry Division Symposium (POWID) June 2012

“Preparing For A NERC CIP Audit”


15th Annual Oklahoma State Research Symposium, March 4, 2004

 “Now that You’re Up and Running: Server Security Compliance in Steady State.”



“Power Business and Technology for the Global Generation Industry”4/1/2013“Preparing For A NERC CIP Audit”

contact details

2201 NE Columbia, Columbia Pacific Plaza, Suite 2101B Portland, OR 97220

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