BIO: Jim Attridge, IT Security

Jim Attridge is responsible for implementing the strategic direction for IT Security for BC Hydro.

Prior to BC Hydro, Jim served as Chief Information Security Officer for VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) where he achieved all planned activities on time and under budget (reduced operating budget from over $12 million to just under $7 million dollars) with no high severity security incidents.

With HSBC from 2001 — 2007, Attridge pioneered the bank’s global web application security program that brought together proper security design, risk assessment, developer training and a vulnerability assessment methodology.