James Bourie

Jim brings over 15 years of leadership expertise to Nisos Group. After earning his commission in the U.S. Army from the Virginia Military Institute, Jim served as an officer in the renowned 82nd Airborne Division, where he led a Parachute Infantry platoon in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Building on this experience, and after a grueling selection regimen, Jim earned the coveted Green Beret. 
As a commander of a Special Forces team, he led classified unconventional, counter-terrorism, and counter-criminal missions in and around Afghanistan where he earned the Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman Badge. 
Following a decade of service, Jim transitioned his skills to private industry and earned his MBA at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France. While there, he studied entrepreneurship and the impact of transnational cyber crime on business. Understanding the need for a new approach to thwart cyber risks against private industry, Jim created Nisos Group. Drawing on vast experience and a deep network of former colleagues, Jim curated a team of the military’s & intelligence agencies’ most accomplished and decorated cyber warriors. 
Nisos Group is an elite risk advisory and research firm that exists to preserve and create value in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats. Nisos accomplishes this by fundamentally changing the way in which security is addressed — by focusing on the threats themselves, not just their effects. 
Nisos is unique — a select, highly agile, quick-reaction team expertly trained to do one thing: prevent cyber attacks and do it better than anyone else in the world.
Trained in overt, covert, and clandestine operations, every member of the firm has served decades defeating the same threats that now threaten private industry; they have made risk not just their profession, but their way of life. 
The concentration of these uncommon skills means Nisos is the only outfit capable of addressing the Enemy in both the digital & physical realms; and does so with ruthless efficiency, expediency, and such thoroughness, that anything else is inadequate.