"It is great to work with a security professional that can not only adeptly uncover issues, but also make clear recommendations and assist in corrective action. LaValley Consulting is considered a trusted partner and a recognized leader in the ever changing defensive technology and security strategies that exists in today's enterprise computing environments."
"I have known Jim, both personally and professionally, for the past five plus years. Jim's knowledge of IT security is second to none. He has a voracious appetite to "stay on top" of emerging threats as demonstrated by his commitment to learning and professional designations. Further, Jim's passion for the industry and the security of his customers goes well beyond the average IT security professional. Jim tackles each assignment as if it was his own company. He is more than reports and invoices; rather, Jim wants to make sure that he does what is right and necessary in your environment to ensure your data is never compromised.
I have worked with numerous IT professionals over the past 17 years and can say without reservation that Jim LaValley is in a class by himself. If you are responsible for securing your company's network, then I strongly recommend LaValley Consulting as the ONLY option that you should consider."
"Jim is unquestionably one of the most talented and skilled information security professionals in the industry today. He possesses a unique combination of technical skills, industry experience, consultative capabilities, enthusiasm and an innate understanding of the "hackers mind" that make him an invaluable resource in any infosec initiative. Quite simply, you can't have a better person on your side when it comes to protecting your information assets. Highly recommended!"
We engaged Jim LaValley to conduct a global security audit of all of our applications and networks.
He was not intrusive in his approach and very thorough in his recommendations. He uncovered several areas that needed immediate remediation and several that needed clearer user policies and procedures. Jim enabled us to curtail several irregular practices in various parts of the globe.
He performed a detailed risk analysis that enabled senior management to understand the risk profile that was currently in place and make informed decisions about what level of security in which areas was appropriate given user needs and global platform exposure.
Jim’s work far exceeded our expectations for the level of detail and analysis and the focused recommendations associated with each area of exposure. He also educated several members of the technical team on security methods that saved them substantial time and created a more secure environment. Jim was at all times, available for questions, conferences and elaboration on his findings. His report provided us with a comprehensive guide for future actions as we extend our global footprint.
I recommend Jim’s services and counsel without reservation. His technical and personal skills are excellent and appropriate without question.