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The Year of Cyber Defense with Dr. Eric Cole

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM EST (2015-01-27 20:00:00 UTC)
  • Dr. Eric Cole

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2014 was clearly the year of cyber-attacks. Events proved what many security professionals already knew, which is that organizations are vulnerable to attack. However, even with all of the breaches that occurred, few organizations were able to grasp the real issue. The problem is not the fact that large organizations were compromised. Every organization needs to recognize that they are going to get compromised. The problem is with the amount of damage the attacks inflicted.

As we enter 2015, the Year of Cyber Defense, organizations need to properly position their assets for success. In many cases this does not require spending more money; it just requires using the technology that was already purchased more effectively.

In this engaging talk, Dr. Cole, one of the leading experts in Cyber Defense, will talk about what organizations need to focus on as they enter 2015. This talk will help organizations either create an effective security roadmap or validate that their current roadmap is focused in on the correct areas.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, 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 the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

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