Keynote Speaker #1: Dr. Eric Cole
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
Bio: Dr. Eric Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Cole currently performs leading-edge security consulting and works in research and development to advance the state of the art in information systems security. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on perimeter defense, secure network design, vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, and intrusion detection systems. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a PhD from Pace University with a concentration in information security.
Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is also the CTO of the Americas for McAfee. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and SANS working with students, teaching, and maintaining and developing courseware. He is a SANS faculty fellow and course author.