Ernest McCaleb serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Animate Cyber, a company at the forefront of human behavior virtualization. Animate specializes in Cyber Testing, Workforce Development, and AI Model training.
Ernest has distinguished himself as the architect and developer of many cloud-native cyber training environments that have found utility in over 250 national and international financial institutions, including industry giants like Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Deutsche Bank.
Ernest's portfolio extends beyond national borders, with his cyber training footprint reaching the Middle East as the architect of the Royal Saudi Air Force Cyber Training Environment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he is the original Chief Architect of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA)/Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Security Range and the Marine Corp's Cyber Security Range.
Throughout his career, Ernest has been recognized for his thought leadership in cyber security with numerous speaking engagements. He has lent his voice and knowledge to several renowned platforms, such as the Florida Simulation Summit as a Technology Panel Moderator, the Red Hat Public Sector as a Keynote Speaker, and the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Security Symposium. His insights on "Cyber Workforce Development" and "The Storage Perspective of Cyber Architecture" have been extensively appreciated.
With the breadth of his experience, knowledge, and professional engagements, Ernest has positioned himself as a leading figure in Cyber Workforce Development. He continues to push the boundaries of cyber security in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.