Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination, P004807

Submitter: James R. Wade
Nominee: James R. Wade, CISSP, CCSI - Resume'
Title: Director, Enterprise Information Security & Business Continuity
Organization: AirTouch Cellular
Address: 5175 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017-1063
Phone No: 614 560-2554
Fax No: 614 560-2969


  • More than 30 years experience in securing information systems & networks for government & industry.
  • As a Special Agent for the U.S. Army, evaluated the security of the patient information system for the Presidential Care Unit at the Walter Reed Army Hospital & the Army-wide Automated Personnel Management System.
  • Conducted a security & privacy assessment of the Social Security Administration's information systems.
  • Performed evaluations of security & privacy protection for the U.S. Small Business Administration & for the U.S. Navy's Personnel Payment System.
  • Seven years experience as the computer security topic lead for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) national-level, security inspection program of national laboratories & nuclear weapons sites.
  • Recently completed the second year of a four-year appointment on the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board (established by Congress in Public Law 100-235) which reports to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce & provides advice to the congress & administration on computer security & privacy issues.
  • Currently the President of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2) which is the premier not-for-profit organization providing worldwide professional certifications for information security practitioners & administrators.
  • Past President of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - the international organization for information systems security professionals.
  • Past Chairman (six years) of the International Standing Committee for Computer Security for the American Society for Industrial Security - International: a professional security organization of 35,000 members worldwide.
  • Current responsibilities for AirTouch Cellular include
1. setting information security policy for this wireless telecommunications company;
2. designing the security architecture for the enterprise information & cellular networks;
3. engineering security features & functions into applications (e.g., Credit & Collections), systems (e.g., Billing), & networks (e.g., Voice & Data);
4. conducting risk assessments of customer data bases; &,
5. providing support & assistance to law enforcement investigations.
  • Past member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the College of Law Enforcement, Eastern Kentucky University specifically adding expertise on information systems security & personal privacy.
  • Maintains professional certifications in both information security & computer security inspections.

Interests Represented:

  • Commercial wireless telecommunications carrier providing cellular & wireless Internet services to customers in more than 20 states.
  • Processing & storing information for a multi-million customer base in support of services provided.
  • Providing web access for customers to manage their accounts.
  • Furnishing E-Commerce capabilities for purchasing products & services through the World Wide Web.
  • Balancing security risks with the need for customer access & product functionality.