Jim Reavis, a technology security consultant and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance, addressed the fall commencement ceremony at Western Washington University at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Carver Gymnasium.
Reavis, of Ferndale, is an entrepreneur, strategist, speaker and writer specializing in the future of information security. As president of the Reavis Consulting Group, he advises Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on how to take advantage of emerging trends in information technology while maintaining high standards in security. And as executive director of the nonprofit group Cloud Security Alliance, Reavis helps promote the best information security practices throughout the computing industry and beyond.
A member of the Western Alumni Association board of directors, Reavis says new graduates can have a dramatic impact on the world.
“Whether it’s a business, social or political movement, one person has a greater ability to change the world now than in any time in the past,” Reavis says.