Jim Beechey

Executive Director, Corporate and Information Security - Consumers Energy

Jim Beechey is the Executive Director, Corporate and Information Security at Consumers Energy where he leads all aspects of security including  physical, cyber, theft and fraud.  Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwood University in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute.  Jim has a passion for cyber security, particularly logs, forensics and incident response.  Jim lives in Chelsea with his wife and four children.  

My Sessions

Moving Towards Maturity: 5 Issues InfoSec Must Address

Room 320

“We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity.” Stephen Hawking This quote is a particularly relevant to the recent history in our industry.  Intellectual property losses, mega breaches, ransomware and DDoS attacks have become common place.  Using the first BSides Detroit in 2011 as […]