James R. Hankle has earned the GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG) Certification from the SANS Institute. The GIAC GLEG Certification validates a practitioner’s knowledge of the law regarding electronically stored and transmitted records. GLEG Certification holders have demonstrated knowledge of the law of fraud, crime, policy, contracts, liability, IT security, and active defense.
The SANS Institute was founded in 1989 to provide IT security and administration information and vendor-neutral training on those subjects. Since its inception, SANS has trained more than 165,000 individuals via in-class courses, training events, and technical conferences held throughout the world.
SANS formed the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) program to act as the certification arm for its training courses, ensuring that individuals meet knowledge and skills standards in specific areas of IT security. GIAC Certifications are recognized by the United States National Security Agency (NSA). GIAC Certifications are unique because “they measure specific skills and knowledge areas rather than general infosec knowledge” and require rigorous preparation and hands-on experience.
James R. Hankle was also recently approved by the FBI for membership in its InfraGard program, after passing the FBI’s InfraGard Background Records Check. The FBI’s InfraGard program is a cooperative effort that includes the FBI and the private sector. The private sector component of InfraGard is represented nationally by the National InfraGard Members Alliance and locally by the InfraGard Members Alliances throughout the country. InfraGard members work for a variety of organizations that constitute the critical infrastructure of our nation (banks, utility companies, chemical companies, hospitals, telecommunication service providers, universities, and many others). Members often hold management or operational positions related to physical or cybersecurity, risk assessment, business continuity/disaster recovery, and engineering. By participating in InfraGard, individuals develop relationships with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local/ state law enforcement, as well as relationships with their peers in other organizations. Mr. Hankle is a Shareholder and Director of the firm, Chair of the Litigation Services Group and Co-Chair of the Privacy & Cyber Security Services Group.