James Nichols

Mr. Nichols is the founder and managing principal of 80/20 Labs with over fourteen years of information security experience.  He is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the firm and ensuring utmost client satisfaction.  Over his career, Mr. Nichols has provided IT security strategy and operations consulting and audit services to blue-chip clients and government agencies.  Mr. Nichols develops solutions to identify, create, and sustain value in IT security architecture, technology risk management, privacy, and security.  His primary areas of expertise include penetration testing and vulnerability scanning; web application assessments; strategy, policy, and secure architecture; data leak prevention; and regulatory compliance.

Information security expertise you and your company can trust.


Founded in 2005, 80/20 Labs is a private LLC consulting firm with many years of experience across multiple industries.  We have deep expertise in all facets of information security and systems auditing.  

80/20 Labs is comprised of individuals from leading consulting companies around the world.  Our consultants all have CISSP certifications as well as experience with the Big 4 accounting firms.


Our Mission

Experience and Expertise You Can Trust

We guarantee effective and knowledgeable information security and systems auditing expertise. We have been a cost effective and experienced resource for our clients for years.


02. Dedicated and Loyal Consultants

The complex information security issues and solutions on which we work attracts dedicated and loyal employees who truly enjoy helping our clients.


03. Client Service and Relationship Building

We’re committed to providing the best client service and customer experience possible.  You will receive dedicated and focused attention throughout our relationship.  As a small business, we realize that our clients mean everything and we approach each client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. 

About Us

80 Percent of your technology risk stems from 20 percent of your vulnerabilities