James M. Bridger is a corporate security and threat intelligence professional who began his career as NAOC research analyst and content editor in 2011. He previously worked in Washington DC as a maritime security consultant, where he focused on piracy and other irregular littoral threats. Since returning to Toronto, James has worked in the banking security sector. He started in Scotiabank’s global protective services team, where he covered organized crime in Latin America, travel security, and political risk. James then jumped into cyber threat intelligence at CIBC, where his passion projects include Dark Web criminal marketplaces and state-sponsored hacking groups. Now serving as a Vice President of the NAOC, James attempts to impart unorthodox career guidance to the next generation of security leaders.