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James Stickley
Birth name James Stickley
Also known as Jim Stickley
Born (1970-09-03) September 3, 1970 (age 46)
Occupation(s) Chief Technology Officer, Writer, Public Speaker

James Nelson "Jim" Stickley III (Born September 3, 1970) is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of TraceSecurity Inc. and published Author[1][2]. He is a cyber security expert who is known for his unique research into vulnerabilities that effect organizations[3][4] as well as exposing identity theft risks to the average person[5].

Early Years[edit]

Stickley first gained notoriety in May of 2000 when he discovered[6] a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Gauntlet Firewall manufactured by Network Associates. This vulnerability allowed an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code which resulted in complete compromise of the firewall. Before this discovery, Application firewalls had been considered by many security experts to be the most secure solution for protecting networks on the Internet and Network Associates had claimed Gauntlet to be the "Worlds most secure firewall"[7]. In September of 2001 Stickley discovered[8] an additional buffer overflow vulnerability in the same Gauntlet product.


Stickley was first featured on national television on August 12, 2005 with a segment[9] on the CNN program NewsNight With Aaron Brown. In this segment Stickley talks about breaking into financial institutions through social engineering.

In December of 2005 Stickley was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in a segment titled "Companies hire 'thieves' to test security"[10].

Starting in January of 2007, Stickley began appearing on NBC's Today Show demonstrating numerous attacks criminals use to exploit companies as well as exploiting the average individual. Some of his more popular segments have included demonstrating Vishing attacks[11], Wi-fi security concerns[12], credit card skimming[13] and fake ATM's[14].

Stickley has also appeared numerous times on CNBC On the Money[15][16], the Fox television show Red Eye[17], Fox Business[18] and CNBC The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch[19].


The Truth About Identity Theft[20] (2008) Que Publishing

Beautiful Security[21] - Contributing Author (2009) O'Reilly

Corporate Insecurity[22] - (In Development) Que Publishing


  1. ^ The Truth About Identity Theft -
  2. ^ Beautiful Security -
  3. ^ Study: Researchers in Disguise Committed Bank Heists Without Holdups at 1,000 Branches -,2933,419267,00.html
  4. ^ Hackers For Hire -,9171,1568476-1,00.html
  5. ^ Fake sites trick search engines to rank higher -
  6. ^ Security Hole found in NAI Firewall -
  7. ^ Network Associates Introduces Gauntlet 5.5,+First+Firewall+With...-a057037370
  8. ^ Security hole found in Gauntlet -
  9. ^ CNN NewsNight with Aaron Brown -
  10. ^ Companies hire 'thieves' to test security -
  11. ^ NBC Today Show Vishing Segment (YouTube) -
  12. ^ NBC Today Show 'Wireless Worries' segment -
  13. ^ NBC Today Show 'Swipers Beware' segment -
  14. ^ NBC Today Show 'Can You Trust Your ATM?' segment -
  15. ^ CNBC On he Money 'Bluetooth Security' -
  16. ^ CNBC On the Money 'Obama's Blackberry: Is it safe?' -
  17. ^ Fox Red Eye 'Security Breach' -
  18. ^ Fox Business 'Security after 9/11' -
  19. ^ TraceSecurity News Page -
  20. ^ The Truth About Identity Theft -
  21. ^ Beautiful Security -
  22. ^ Amazon -